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or Dummer Academy 




Industrial arts and the related technology 
have gone from "hands on" steel to a 
digital neverland. A two thousand pound 
metal working machine and the steel parts it 
produced 50 years ago had a practical value to 
the industrial era, just as the art and printed 
materials produced on ten pound computers 
do now in the age of information. 

The intensity and concentration is apparent on 
the faces of each of these GDA students, then 
and now. 

Blake Ireland '47 and Duncan McCallum '48 
carefully adjust the mechanical feed while 
watching metal shavings peel off the lathe. The 
chalk board in the background shows the math 
illustration necessary to produce the worm 
gear that they are machining. The lathe they 
are using still resides in La Factorie, collecting 
dust in the corner. With a lot of knowledge, oil, 
and TLC, it could become productive again. 
Where it stood in 1946, is now the office of the 
Academy's superintendent of building and 
grounds, Jason Lacroix. 

The old "stone garage" which housed snow 
plows, boogie bands, and vans is now the 
Kaiser Visual Art Center, brimming with 
ceramics, photography, painting and computer 
art studios. 



The Industrial Arts of today are about information - its production, 
presentation, publication and distribution. Here, Gabriel Wayne '98, 
Alexandra McHale '98 and Adele Lily '98 take note as Computer Art 
Teacher Leo Hart demonstrates the features of Adobe Photoshop, a 
powerful software application that allows the user to manipulate 
text and images with a precision and efficiency unthinkable as 
recently as two years ago. The "machinery" now available to current 
students provides the leading edge in desktop computing graphic 
arts, multi-media and animation. 





The 



Archon 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



FALL 1997 



FEATURES 




On the Cover 

Master Teacher Pierre Baratelli 

and his wife Elizabeth. 




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Remember the Ladies: 

Revolutionary Women Writers 

by Jeannette Sedgwick & Kristen Vogel 

Scholarly article 



Master Teacher Dick 
Leavitt Honored by Union 




College 

Correspondence 



Graduation Address - 1997 

by Dan Morgan'67, P'97 

Remarks 




Baccalaureate Address - 1997 



by Pierre Baratelli 

Remarks 




"Without Us, Who? 
If Not Now, When? 

by Jeffrey L. Gordon '69 

Comment 






DEPARTMENTS 

Class Notes 28 

Headmaster's Message 3 

Letters 2 

Milestones 26 

On Campus 4 



The Archon is printed on recycled paper. 




Forming a Network 

Dear Editor, 

Where have all the "lesbigay" 
alumni gone? 

There was the one article featuring 
Abner Mason of the Log Cabin 
Republican group, but there cer- 
tainly must be others in the lesbian, 
gay, bisexual community who share 
the common trait of having once 
been students at Governor Dummer 
Academy? 

There has been much discussion in 
recent years about the problems with 
teenagers; increased drug usage and 
suicide to name a few. What has 
become increasingly apparent is that 
many of the kids who try to self- 
destruct are doing so because they 
are gay. GDA no doubt has students 
in that predicament right now. It 
would be great to let them know that 
some of us have been there, but we 
have survived adolescence and are 
doing OK. 

If you are an alum who is lesbian, 
gay, bisexual or transgender, please 
contact me so we can began forming 
a network to help the school with 
these and other issues of importance 
to our community. 

Sincerely, 
Susan Gage'86 
sgage@mailer. fsu. edu 



Closing the Circle 

Dear Peter and Dorothy: 
I am hoping it is appropriate to 
write you a personal letter even prior 
to your knowing our son or us. We 
met you ever so briefly on the day of 
our interview with Peter Bidstrup 
last February (the day it was 72 
degrees and gorgeous). We had only 
three days to look at four excellent 
schools and then hoped Ian would be 
guided by some inner sense of 
knowing where he "belonged." We 
got such a big kick out of getting the 
picture of Steve [GDA '63] as New 
England wrestling champ for 1963 
and then had a fun and enlightening 
time talking to four students in the 
beautiful front foyer. The classrooms 
felt full of learning and openness - 



especially the oak tables surrounded 
by the captain's chairs - and Peter 
did a superb job of showing us all the 
nooks and crannies of the campus. 
We know we were lucky to have had 
such a complete tour. 

But the most comforting part for 
Steve and me was to meet you and 
sense your kindness and love for the 
kids. It is going to be so hard for us, 
as it is for other parents as well, to 
leave Ian but knowing that he is at a 
wonderful school, with fine and 
competent adult mentors and a place 
to go for ice cream on Saturday 
nights - and a mother figure like you, 
Dorothy, in the wings - we are truly 
delighted at the possibilities ahead. 

We are expecting that at some 
time we will be able to host you in 
Santa Fe; touring the Pueblos, talking 
to the potters, going to Feast days. 
We can even exchange homes and I'll 
have the ice cream party in your 
absence! There are many possibili- 
ties. 

So thank you again for your part 
in the adventure Ian is soon to 
embark upon. It will be such fun to 
get to know you better. 

Sincerely, 
Margie Hughes 

No Regrets 

Dear Peter & Dottie: 

I will not make the reunion as I 
have to be elsewhere. But I know it 
will be both mature and simulta- 
neously a lot of fun to have reunions, 
particularly for the Headmaster. I 
suspect that you probably enjoy it as 
much as anyone, Peter. 

In any event, good luck and God 
speed. 

What is this, the 3000th year of 
Governor Dummer Academy's 
function? It certainly seems like it. I 
can still remember the day when I 
went out there to become one of the 
students. I still feel that I got a 
remarkably good education there, all 
these many thousands of years ago. 

Best wishes. 

Sincerely yours, 

Philip N. Sawyer '43, M.D.,F.A.C.S. 



From the Internet 

Hello Mr. Bragdon! 

How are you doing? I'm glad to 
see you are enjoying the wonderful 
world of computer technology! 
Bravo on the GDA website! Well, 
I've just completed my junior year at 
St. Lawrence, and I can't believe 
how quickly the time is passing by. I 
must come to visit GDA and see how 
well the new building is coming 
along. I just thought I would drop 
you a note to let you know what my 
e-mail address is (well, for one more 
year!) I hope everyone in the GDA 
community is well, and I hope 
graduation is a success. Please give 
my best to Mrs. Bragdon, and tell her 
not to work too hard on the flowers 
behind the wall that will soon have 
90 graduates careening over it. 

Take care. 

With regards, 
Chris Rice '94 
x8mx@music.stlawu.edu 
PS: Visit my homepage! 
http: / / it.stlawu.edu/ -crice 



In Memory 

Dear Mr. Bragdon, 

Perhaps I should send this notice 
of Henry Faurot Ill's death to 
someone who will easily remember 
him. Someone such as Sager, Navins 
or Murphy. But they have retired to 
the suburbs of Byfield and I don't 
have their addresses. Perhaps you 
would be kind enough to let them 
read the enclosed letter that I am 
sending to friends. 

Henry was a very loyal graduate 
of Governor Dummer Academy. He 
always spoke of it with warm 
feelings. He enjoyed his days there 
and when he could help in a small 
financial way he was most willing. 
He was the first one to sing the 
school's praises even though Art 
Sager never accepted him in the 
Glee Club. Please excuse my attempt 
at humor. 

I will miss having my old class 

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2 The Archon - Fall 1997 



rheArchon 

Published since 1884 

Publisher 

Peter W. Bragdon 

Editor 

Peter K. Werner 

Assistant Editor 

Leo Hart 

Photographer 
David Oxton 

Assistant Headmaster 

Edward C. Young '73 

Director of Development 

Patricia Tobin Peterman 

Associate Director of Development and 

Director of Alumni/ae-Parent Relations 

Michael A. Moonves 

Director of Annual Giving 

Betsy Winder 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97, President 

Shirley S. French P'76, Vice President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Vice President 

Josiah H. Welch '47, P'80'83, Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L. Alfond '67 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 

[udithGoreP'95'97 

Richard M. Kelleher P'99 

MarvF. Mack P'87'91'93 

Bruce M. Male P'90'95 

Joshua L. Miner IV '69, P'96'98 

Dodge D. Morgan '50, P'92 

William F. O'Leary '73 

Carrie W. Penner '88 

Linda A. Pescosolido 

Haskell Rhett '54 

GeorgeS. Scharfe P'95 'DO 

C. Thomas Tenney, Jr. '69 

Alumni Trustees 

Brian H. Noyes '76 

Kathleen Livermore '79 

Ann K. McShea '82 

Ex Officio 

Karen A. Schulte '83 

President, Alumni/ae Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

Karen A. Schulte '83, President 

Peter T. Butler '62, Vice President 

Catherine Burgess '91, Secretary /Treasurer 

R. Jeffrey Bailly '80 

Deana Giamette Boyages '88 

James Deveney '60 

John P. English '28 

Anthony P. Fusco '85 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Howard J. Navins '31 

Marc K. Tucker '68 

Ex Officio 

Arthur H. Veasey III '68, Past President 

John S. Mercer '64, P'95, Past President 

Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99, Co-chair, Trustee 

Development Committee 
Carrie W. Penner '88, Co-chair, Trustee Development 

Committee 
Michael A. Moonves, Director of Alumni/ae-Parent 

Relations 
Patricia Tobin Peterman P'OL Director of Development 
Betsy Winder, Director of Annual Giving 

The Archon is published three times a year (fall, 
winter and spring) by Governor Dummer Academy, 
Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: (978) 465- 
1763. Letters are welcome from alumni/ae, parents 
and friends of the Academy, and are subject to 
editing for reasons of space availability. 




HEADMASTER'S MESSAGE 



As the marsh grass around our New 
England campus turns to russet, 
Governor Dummer Academy 
actually enters the springtime of the 
academic year. The peaceful campus of late 
August showed the first signs of this 
springtime as preparations for our 235th 
year became clear: the gleam of fresh 
varnish, cartons of newly-delivered books, 
field hockey goals on the quiet playing field 
surrounded by the Huggins track and goal 
posts erected in a still Sager Bowl. 

Two magnificent new buildings - com- 
pleted the day before the arrival of the 
students - are more than signs of a new 
year: they are products of a mastery 
curriculum now entering its fifth year, a 
curriculum which includes the student in 
the process of discovery and emphasizes 
research and experimentation. The Carl A. 
Pescosolido Library and the Center for the 
Study of Mathematics and Science reflect 
this mastery curriculum and also a confi- 
dence which penetrates this community, a 
confidence consistent with the motto of the 
Dummer family - originally a Norman 
family: "nit vrai courage rien impossible." 
Translated from ancient French this means, 
"with true courage nothing is impossible." 
As Alec White pointed out in the last 
Archon, "courage, courage," was also the 
rallying cry by which Pierre Baratelli urged 
on his students and colleagues. 

Such confidence breeds a nuclear reaction 
of creativity and activity beyond any 
planning. Initiative appears in all areas of 
community life. This Archon celebrates 
examples such as the nomination of a 
teacher for a major award, a proposal from 
two teachers leading to a summer of study, 
a graduate's writing to us a statement of his 
belief about the role of education today. 
Yesterday students found confidence to 
speak and sing eloquently at a service above 
the Anderson Fields at sunset in memory of 
a cherished teacher, Taylor Liske, who died 
suddenly last July. The message from the 
students was not only one of intense grief 
but also a joyful affirmation of the 
pricelessness of each day which is given to 
us in our lives. Their poise and graciousness 
was surely an example of courage in any 
language. 

At Morning Assembly today, a student 
announced the formation of a Young 
Conservative Club; a senior advised the 
ninth and tenth graders to abide by the 
published schedule for the use of Jacob 
Dining Hall; a senior announced plans for 
serving the greater community outside of 
the Governor Dummer campus; another 



explained the means by which a literary 
paper founded by him and a classmate 
could receive articles. These are the state- 
ments and actions of confident students 
who are proud of their school, who expect it 
to be fertile and productive. Before this 
meeting, the weekly contribution to 
locomotive songs played before every 
Monday morning assembly "Gospel Train," 
reminded all of that cardinal red locomotive 
coming down the track. 

Those recently tranquil athletic fields are 
now active in the afternoon with aspiring 
athletes. The field hockey goals are still 
untouched after the varsity's first game, a 
stalwart 0-0 tie with Phillips Exeter. Be- 
tween the goal posts of Sager Bowl, varsity 
football kicked-off its season with a 20-7 
victory over Phillips Exeter. These scores 
reflect athletes in cardinal red taking the 
field with confidence and elan against truly 
worthy opponents. 

While some targets may elude us despite 
the courage urged by the Dummer family 
and Pierre Baratelli, the message which 
resonates for us all - through the pages of 
this Archon and, more broadly, through the 
lessons learned in our community - is that 
joy, vitality and purpose are found in 
embracing all of life's opportunities and 
challenges to the fullest extent of our 
abilities. This is the stance taken by Gover- 
nor Dummer Academy in the springtime of 
its 235th year. 



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The Archon - Fall 1997 3 



On Campus 



GDA COMMUNITY WELCOMES NEW FACULTY by h. lee harrell 



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enry Brooks Adams said, "A 
teacher affects eternity; he can never tell 
where his influence stops." Governor 
Dummer Academy has long been 
blessed with stalwart faculty, and it 
would be impossible to trace the 
proliferation of the ideals they have 
passed on in their classrooms. The 
Academy is also fortunate this year to be 
infused with new talent to complement 
the well established standards of the 
faculty. 

The Academy is especially excited to 
welcome back two former students. Jon 
M. Morisseau '88 distinguished himself 
at GDA both as a wrestler and as a 
scholar. He earned the distinction of 
being the MVP of his team as well as ISL 
League Champion. His served as a 
dormitory proctor and took the Moody 
Kent Prize in French. His distinctions 
did not end in high school. He gradu- 
ated in 1992 from Florida State Univer- 
sity earning both Phi Beta Kappa mem- 
bership and a Fulbright Scholarship. In 
1993 Morisseau received an M.A. in 
French from Middlebury College after 
spending a year studying in France. His 
teaching experience includes duties at 
the Free University of Brussels during 
his Fulbright Scholarship. Prior to 
returning to GDA, he also taught at the 
Tikvah High School for Girls in New 
Haven, Connecticut and the Florida Air 
Academy in Melbourne, Florida. In 



addition to teaching French, Morisseau 
will coach wrestling and live in Eames 
Dormitory. 

The other graduate returning to the 
fold is Deirdre B. Heersink '92. She 
temporarily replaces Kristin Vogel 
during her maternity leave for the fall 
semester. Heersink graduated from 
Hamilton College in 1996 with a major 
in history. Last year she taught history at 
neighboring Triton Regional High 
School. She brings an international 
perspective to her classroom having 
traveled extensively in Eastern Africa 
pursuing both humanitarian and 
personal interests. Heersink is teaching 
history and coaching women's varsity 
field hockey. 

Gillian M. Lloyd is the new Director 
of Admission. She is a cum laude 
graduate of Middlebury College, and 
she also holds an Ed.M. from Harvard 
University. Her career in admission 
began at Lesley College and continued 
for eleven years at Pine Manor College 
where she served as the Director of 
Admission and the Director of Enroll- 
ment Services. Recently, she was a 
founding partner in the MM&L Consult- 
ing Group. 

Also new to the Admission office is 
Peter A. Kravchuk. He has been 
appointed Assistant Director of Admis- 
sion. He is a graduate of Bowdoin 
College where he received a B.A. in 



Government and Legal Studies in 1992. 
Most recently he worked at Holderness 
School as an associate director of 
Admission. Peter will also be serving the 
school as the new varsity men's hockey 
coach. He is eminently qualified having 
been a coach at Holderness and at other 
hockey organizations after spending 
several years as a professional hockey 
player in a national minor league and an 
international league. It should also be 
noted that he was recognized for an act 
of heroism. He is the only non- 
firefighter to hold the Danvers 
Firefighters Memorial Award which was 
awarded to him in 1991 after he rescued 
a 92 year old neighbor from a burning 
house. 

The Academy welcomes not only the 
new Director of Development, Patricia 
Tobin Peterman, but her son Gus '01. 
She earned a B.S. from the University of 
Illinois, Chicago, and then embarked on 
a distinguished career in development, 
fund raising and public relations at 
several secondary schools. Most recently 
Pat served as the Director of Develop- 
ment at the Landmark Foundation and 
Schools. Under her leadership, the 
school realized a 227% increase in 
annual giving. Previously she was the 
Head of Physical Education at the 
Summit School in Dundee, Illinois. Pat 
also brings extensive experience in the 
creation and writing of professional 



SPRING ALUMNI/AE GAMES RETURN TO BYFIELD 



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Jn Sunday, May 18, 
over 40 former GDA athletes gathered 
in Byfield to participate in the 
renewal of a proud GDA tradition - 
the Spring Alumni /ae Games. 

GDA coaching legends Heb Evans, 
Bob Anderson and Buster Navins ran 
these games for many years, bringing 
their former players back to campus 
to test their mettle against the current 
crop. The games became an annual 
highlight for varsity lacrosse and 
baseball letter winners, as well as for 
their opponents and the spectators. 
However, scheduling difficulties in 
recent years interfered with finding a 
suitable date for the fun-filled 
competition between graduates and 
current varsity teams. 



This year, Anderson came out of 
retirement to coach the alumni lacrosse 
team. Senior faculty member Dick 
Leavitt took the reins for the alumni 




4 The Archon - Fall 1997 



publications concerning development. 

Integral to the success of the school 
year is the social life of the students. 
GDA has a commitment to providing 
both day and boarding students with 
opportunities to get to know one 
another and the faculty outside the 
classroom. Ensuring the success of that 
commitment this year is the new 
Assistant Director of Weekend Activities, 
Samantha Boulais. She graduated this 
year with a B.A. in English from 
Franklin and Marshall College. She 
gained work experience during her 
education serving as an intern in the 
office of Student Activities. Additionally, 
she worked as a counselor at the School 
for Crisis Intervention in Greenmail, 
MA. She is working as a French Build- 
ing Associate and coaching women's 
soccer. 

Lisa M. Keegan joins the Foreign 
Language Department as a part-time 
teacher. She holds a B.A. in Spanish as 
well as a B.S. in Communications from 
Simmons College. She also completed a 
Foreign Study Program in Madrid 
through Syracuse University. She lived 
in Spain for three years while working 
as a training and communications 
manager for the United Parcel Service. 
Her teaching experience includes 
instruction through the Newburyport 
Adult Education Program and at the 
Immaculate Conception School in 



Newburyport, MA. 

Not only has the library itself ex- 
panded to the tremendous new facilities 
of the Carl A. Pescosolido Library, but 
the library staff has also been expanded. 
Susan M. Chase of Newburyport, MA 
will be working in the library full-time 
in the afternoons and evenings. She 
earned a B.S.S. from Cornell College 
before earning a M.Ed, in Library Media 
Studies from Salem State College. Her 
connection to GDA also includes two 
children, Stoddard '98 and Simon '00. 

The English Department and the 
women's hockey program benefit from 
the arrival of Lindsey Wetzel. She is a 
graduate of Carlton College where she 
received a B.A. in English. As a student 
at the college, she initiated and devel- 
oped the successful women's hockey 
program. She spent a semester in 
London studying British theater. She 
comes to GDA after teaching English 
and coaching at St. Johnsbury Academy. 
She is residing in Commons and 
working as a Dormitory Associate in 
Nannie B. Phillips Dormitory. She will 
be the head coach of women's varsity 
hockey this winter. 

Lee Harrell was featured in a similar 
article one year ago. He is embarking on his 
second year at the Academy as science 
teacher, coach and dorm parent. 



baseball team. Despite Anderson's and 

Leavitt's vast knowledge and emotional 

firepower, the GDA varsities carried the 

day with hard-fought wins. At one 

point, a member of 

the alumni nine 

exclaimed, "If you 

don't stop throwing 

curve balls, I'm 

going to cancel my 

annual fund gift!" 

Following the 

games, the Bragdons 

hosted a reception in 

the Mansion House. 

Director of 
Alumni/ae and 
Parent Relations 
Mike Moonves 
reports that the 
Spring '98 Alumni/ 
ae Games will take 
place May 17, 1998, 



adding, "all those interested in partici- 
pating in baseball, men's lacrosse or 
women's lacrosse are encouraged to 
mark their calendars now." 




IN MEMORIUM: 

A. TAYLOR LISKE 

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he GDA community was 



stunned this summer by the death of A. 
Taylor Liske, 28. He passed away early 
in the morning of Thursday, July 3, after 
being stricken at his home in Commons. 
An autopsy revealed no known cause of 
death. 

He served Governor Dummer 
Academy for two years as a history 
teacher, coach and dorm parent. His 
talent, enthusiasm and joie de vivre 
earned the respect and affection of the 
entire community. He was beloved by 
those who knew him well, including the 
many in attendance last summer at his 
wedding to Jennifer Taintor Liske held 
in GDA's Moseley Chapel. Previously he 
spent two years in central Tunisia as a 
Peace Corps volunteer fostering youth 
development programs and a year 
teaching at the Olney Friends School in 
Barnesville, Ohio. He graduated Phi 
Beta Kappa from the College of Wooster 
in 1991. He was an Eagle Scout. In short, 
he spent his life giving his best to 
whatever he did. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived 
by his parents, Kurt and Margaret Liske 
of Hudson, Ohio; and a sister, Heather 
Liske; and many other family members 
and friends. 

His life was celebrated in services this 
summer in Rockport and Hudson, Ohio. 
On September 21, the GDA community 
gathered on the athletic fields to share 
memories in the tradition of his Quaker 
heritage. His family has suggested that 
contributions may be sent in his name to 
the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, 
or to Governor Dummer Academy. 



Globe Honors Athletes 

The Boston Globe singled out Dan 
Gadzuric '98 and Claire Shearman '98 as 
the outstanding male and female 
athletes in last spring's Independent 
School League track season. Of 
Gadzuric, the Globe noted, "he used his 
superior size, strength and agility to 
perfection in the>shot put, discus and 
4x100 relay." Shearman earned her 
accolades by having, "about as perfect a 
season as one can have, going unde- 
feated in the 800, 1500 and 3000 meter 
events... she set school records in the 
1500 (4:47.43) and 3000 (10:24.22) while 
clocking 2:21.76 in the 800." 

GDA placed three on the Globe's ISL 
all-star baseball team: Patrick Rothwell 
'97, Bob Simms '99, and G.M. Van Cott 
'97. 



The Archon - Fall 1997 5 



On Campus 



THE CARL A. PESCOSOLIDO LIBRARY AND THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY 
OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE OPEN ON TIME AND ON BUDGET 



Jn a triumph of planning and oversight, the 
Academy's stunning new buildings opened for 
business in time for the return of students for the 
1997-98 academic year. Headmaster Peter Bragdon 
reports that, "This is thrilling. A lot of credit must be 
given to Chief Financial Officer Dick Savage, Aca- 
demic Dean Brian Lenane '72 and Gerry Mack 
P'87'91'93 Trustee Chair of the Building and Grounds 
Committee, for keeping things on track. They, trustees 




The Center for the Study of Mathematics and Science 

Shirley French P'76, George Scharfe P'95'00, George McGregor 
'51 and the Faculty Facilities Committee worked tirelessly on 
every aspect of these monumental projects." With a combined 
size of 50,000 square feet, these projects double the amount of 
space on campus now devoted to academic pursuits. 

The formal dedication was held on October 18. Please look for 
a review of that ceremony and a feature highlighting these 
splendid facilities in the next Archon. 



The Carl A. Pescosolido Library 



MR. AND MRS. "ABU" TRAVEL DOWN UNDER 



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aster teachers David and Laurel 
Abusamra departed on June 29 for 
Sydney, Australia, and returned three 
weeks later after also visiting 
Melbourne, Ayers Rock Resort, Cairns, 
Auckland and Tahiti. They are the fifth 
and sixth faculty members to participate 
in the Academy's summer sabbatical 
program, established through a grant 
from the Edward E. Ford Foundation. 
"We'd always been intrigued by the 
flora and fauna of the world's oldest 
continent," explained David Abusamra, 
prefacing anecdotes about his wife 
kissing a kangaroo and allowing an 
exotic fish to nibble her leg while they 
snorkeled in Agincourt Reef. Crocodiles, 
a duck-billed platypus, giant clams, 
sheep dogs at work, a butterfly sanctu- 
ary and fairy penguins rounded out 
their critter sightings during tours of the 
areas surrounding Sydney, Melbourne 
and Cairns. "The kangaroo and the emu 
were chosen as the Australian national 
animals because neither can walk 
backwards," added Mrs. Abusamra. 



Though the desire had always been 
there, the Abusamras began to think 
even more strongly of visiting Australia 
after Chris and Ross Clayton came to 
GDA for the 1989-90 academic year. The 
charm and the warmth of the Claytons 
made Australia seem even more 
attractive and a highlight of the trip was 
being able to see them once again. 

Climbing Ayers Rock, the world's 
largest monolith, was a strenuous thrill. 
The climb was so steep and slippery that 
the leg soreness experienced by the 
Abusamras felt very similar to the 
discomfort felt after having run a 
marathon! 

A couple of days in Tahiti on the way 
home gave the Abusamras the opportu- 
nity to practice their French while 
contemplating the many temptations 
faced by Paul Gaugin and Marlon 
Brando. You might think that they 
would call this their "trip of a lifetime," 
but, after such a delightful adventure, 
they are not ready to give up hopes of 
experiencing more of life down under. 



GDA STUDENTS EXCEL 

AT N.E. TRACK & FIELD 

CHAMPIONSHIPS 



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jlaire Shearman '98 set a 
new New England Division II record in 
the 1500 meter run with a time of 
4:47.43, finishing 15 seconds ahead of 
the second place runner. Shearman also 
won the 800 meter run and the 3000 
meter run, the latter by a margin of 57 
seconds ahead of the second place 
finisher. The New England Division II 
record in the 1500 had been held since 
1989 by former GDA runner Amy 
Russell '89. 

Dan Gadzuric '98 captured first place 
honors in both the shot put and discus 
events, repeating his dual victories 
earned at the ISL Championships. Andy 
Ramirez '98 won the 800 meter run in 
2:00.9, setting a new New England 
Division III record. 

The women's meet was held at Mt. 
Holyoke College while the men's meet 
was held at Braintree High School - both 
on May 17, 1997. 



6 The Archon - Fall 1997 



LEAVITT HONES 

PEDAGOGY WHILE 

"SUMMERING" 

IN PAKISTAN 




ADL'S ZAKIM RIVETS GDAAUDIENCE 



aster teacher Dick Leavitt 
spent June 13 through July 5 in Karachi, 
Pakistan, teaching precalculus math- 
ematics to 30 Pakistani mathematics 
teachers. Leavitt collaborated with 
David Penner of the Phillips Academy 
mathematics department as part of a 
program sanctioned by the Institution 
for Educational Development of the Aga 
Khan University in Karachi. 

"The course was structured in the 
same way we teach precalculus math- 
ematics to students at GDA," Leavitt 
noted, adding that, "the goal was to 
demonstrate the power and limitations 
of teaching modern secondary school 
mathematics with a graphing calculator. 
Because of the substantial changes my 
colleagues and I have brought to our 
teaching of mathematics over the past 
six or seven years, this program im- 
posed a self-examination of our new 
methods, particularly the substantial 
reliance on technology, and especially 
the graphing calculator." 

Leavitt reports that his work con- 
firmed the value of the graphing 
calculator in freeing the student from 
some of the drudgery of calculation to 
concentrate on mathematical concepts. 
His work in Pakistan also underscored 
the necessity of teaching not just 
mathematics, but the use of the calcula- 
tor itself! 



DATELINE NBC 
COMES TO GDA 




e Little Red Schoolhouse 



was televised coast to coast as the 
backdrop for a story October 5. 

On Wednesday, May 21, on-air 
personality Rob Stafford, producer Mary 
Lockhart and their crew of three spent 
the day filming at GDA. They got here 
the old fashioned way - networking and 
family connections. 

Rob Stafford told his brother Chris, 
GDA '80, of an upcoming story calling 
for an old-fashioned schoolhouse to be 
used as the background for his commen- 
tary. Chris immediately reminded Rob 
of our own Little Red Schoolhouse. A 
phone call and several e-mails later, 
GDA became the setting for part of a 
story on 'zero tolerance' rules in public 
schools that have, for example, led to 
children being arrested for bringing 
paring knifes with their bagged lunches. 



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iJenny Zakim, Director of 
the Boston office of the Anti-Defamation 
League, spoke out against hate and put- 
downs before a rapt GDA audience at 
the May 15, 1997 convocation. 

Zakim pointed out that 
hate crimes, related atroci- 
ties and even genocide all 
start with words. Put- 
downs, so-called jokes, and 
verbal abuse begin the chain 
of events by which a 
disinterested majority can 
become desensitized and co- 
opted by a malevolent 
fringe. Through personal 
anecdotes and a forceful 
delivery style, Zakim 
repeatedly underscored the 
point that, "what affects one 
directly, affects all indi- 
rectly." His message resonated beyond 
the issue of anti-Semitism; gays, women, 
minorities and other groups have also 
felt the lash of defamatory behavior. 

Zakim charged each member of the 
audience with the responsibility of 
becoming an active voice against hate 
crimes, bigotry and violence. He 
suggested that neutrality in these 
matters is a canard and that everyone 
has a duty to speak out against such acts 
and to reach out to the aggrieved. In 
closing, Zakim added, "I hope that all of 
you accept that this fight has to be your 
fight as well." 

Zakim was preceded at the podium by 




Jim Rudolph '68 




GDA was not part of the story per se, 
but the Little Red Schoolhouse provided 
a visual backdrop while Stafford 
discussed procedures in simpler times. 
Between takes, Stafford remembered 
that his brother thrived here as a 
wrestler under then-coach Heb Evans 
and that our facilities were not nearly as 
impressive as they are today. All 
involved with the shoot commented that 
the food provided by the GDA dining 
hall was the finest they had ever enjoyed 
on location. 



Anti-Defamation League Vice Chairman 
Jim Rudolph '68, who offered his own 
memories of being Jewish at GDA 30 
years ago. At that time, Rudolph 
poignantly recalled, the student body 

was predominantly WASP 
and the few Jewish 
students often felt torn 
between the on-campus 
culture and their own 
heritage. Rudolph helped 
to found a discussion 
group, the precursor of 
today's Jewish Fellowship, 
that became an alternative 
to mandatory attendance at 
the Christian Chapel 
services. Rudolph noted 
that his own great- 
grandfather was a rabbi 
and designer of the flag of 
Israel. Supporting Zakim and Rudolph 
in the audience was Judi Krupp, mother 
of Richard '98, and National Chair of the 
ADL's World of Difference Program. 




he enrollment picture at 



Governor Dummer Academy is a 
positive and exciting one. This past year 
saw increased numbers of inquiries, 
applications, and campus visits, translat- 
ing into a banner year for admissions. 

Director of Admission Gillian Lloyd 
reports, "On September 4 th , the Academy 
welcomed 122 new students and 242 
returning students to campus. Our new 
students represent 16 states and 6 
foreign countries, included 34 legacies 
and, as this article goes to press, they 
demonstrate an excitement and commit- 
ment to learning that is invigorating! 

"As we begin our new admission 
season, members of the Admission staff 
are planning to travel across the United 
States with additional stops in Canada 
and Bermuda. GDA will host an 
Admission Open House on Saturday, 
October 25 th to introduce prospective 
families to our beautiful campus, 
outstanding faculty and academic 
programs, accomplished athletic teams 
and our challenging yet nurturing 
community. 

"As always, we look forward to the 
continuing vital support of the Allies 
under the leadership of Debbie St. Jean, 
Denise McManus and Peggy Binelli. We 
look forward to the opportunity to meet 
with GDA alumni and alumnae in cities 
across the country as we spread the PEE 
word about this remarkable school. " \~7 



The Archon - Fall 1997 7 



Remember the Ladies: 



Master teachers Jeannette Sedgwick 
and Kristen Vogel spent their summer 
researching and writing a scholarly 
article on the topic of women writers in 
revolutionary and post-revolutionary 
Massachusetts. Their work was made 
possible by a grant from the National 
Endowment for the Humanities. 

Both Vogel and Sedgwick note that 
their graduate training in history and 
English, respectively, allowed them to 
bring the methodologies of those two 
disciplines together in ways that will 
resonate for each as they continue to 
refine their pedagogy. In keeping with 
the tenants of our mastery program, 
now in its fifth year, their efforts embody 
the principle that GDA be a community 
for scholars of all ages, and The Archon 
is honored to publish the accompanying 
excerpt of their work. 

We would be pleased to send a copy 
of the entire article upon request. 
Please call 978/499-3173 or write The 
Archon, 1 Elm Street, Byfield MA 
01922. 




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Kristen Vogel 

^ The following paper is the result of a 

conversation about summer plans that 
occurred on a chilly, gray November day 
when August seemed far away. As we 
walked our dogs on the Academy's playing 
fields, we realized that our academic 
interests paralleled, that we would benefit 
from work independent of the curriculum, 
and that the National Endowment of the 
Humanities offered us the opportunity to 
enrich our summer by studying together. 
TJtese discoveries furnished us with the 
beginnings of an independent study project 
on women writers. 



I' n recent studies of women's literary 
history, many historians argue that the 
personal is political. In particular, Joan 
Scott calls for a history that "under- 
* stands the complex and discursive 
processes" (Scott, 33) that inform women's 
history. While traditional history tends to 
examine only the established political 
structure, women's history explores 
women's personal lives, primarily because 
women were barred from participation in 
politics. In our study, we looked at women's 
personal experiences, visited their homes 
when possible, and read their works for the 
connections between the personal and the 
political in their lives. We understand that 
the act of writing is not necessarily revolu- 
tionary; however, the social structure of 
Puritan New England and the realities of 
women's everyday lives made the act of 
purposeful writing highly unusual. Five of 
the six women we studied wrote and 
published in Revolutionary and Post- 
Revolutionary America (1765-1815), a period 
characterized by the growing intolerance of 
tyranny, oppression and corrupt govern- 
ments, the fight for freedom, and the 
struggle for inalienable rights. These ideals 
had political implications for both women 



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and men; while white 
males who owned 
land could vote and 
represent others in the 
political arena, women 
could publish politi- 
cally motivated 
material, though in 
doing so, they broke 
with tradition. The 
women we studied 
highlighted the 

discrepancy between the ideal and 
the reality of "freedom." Adrienne 
Rich writes of Anne Bradstreet: 
"she inhabits a time and place in 
which heroism was a necessity of 
life, and men and women were 
fighting for survival both as indi- 
viduals and as a community. To 
find room in that life for any mental 



s was customary of the time, her poems 
were circulated among family and 
riends in the new colony. Not custom- 
ary, however, was her brother-in-law's reaction 
to her poetry; John Woodbridge was so im- 
pressed that in 1650 he took her manuscript 
to London and had it published under the title 
"The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in America." 



in the late 17th century. TJte origi- 
nal home in Ipsivich was destroyed 
and the present Platt-Bradstreet 
home built on the site. We left the 
Wliipple House ivith a strong sense 
of life in colonial Ipszvich. 

Anne Dudley Bradstreet lived 
and wrote in the pre-Revolutionary 



activity which did not directly serve time period of American history. 



certain spiritual ends was an act of 
great assertion and vitality"(Rich, 
xx-xxi). Certainly her statement can 
be applied to all of the women in 
our study, as they all challenged, 
publicly and privately, the hypoc- 
risy of inalienable rights to all 
citizens of the new republic... 

Tlie rose garden was in bloom 
when we visited the Wliipple House 
in Ipswich in June. We talked with 
the caretaker in order to get a sense 
of life in Ipswich when Anne 
Bradstreet lived on High Street. 
Excited about our study, the 
caretaker was more than willing to 
give us information about other 
writers and the details of home life 
in colonial Ipszvich. We learned 
that poverty and neglect are the 
best friends of history and preser- 
vation. Tlie economic depression 
that hit Ipswich in the mid 18th 
century kept people from updating 
and tearing down their homes. As a 
result, Ipswich boasts of a large 
number of 18th-century homes. It 
was also interesting to learn that 
the existing Platt-Bradstreet House 
is not the home that Anne 
Bradstreet lived in, but is built on 
the land of the original Bradstreet 
home. Tlie Bradstreets moved from 
this land to a new home in Andover 



She was America's first poet and 
thus an important figure in Ameri- 
can literary history. Born in England 
in 1612, she was educated by her 
father, who inspired her to read and 
study history, religion, and litera- 
ture with other noblemen's daugh- 
ters in England (Eberwein, 162). 
Her family joined the 1630 exodus 
to Massachusetts Bay Colony, 
crossed the Atlantic on the Arbella, 
and established their first home in 
Charlestown. In 1635, Anne moved 
with her father's assistant and her 
new husband, Simon Bradstreet, to 
Ipswich, Massachusetts, where she 
raised eight children, maintained 
the household while her husband 
traveled on colonial affairs, and 
wrote extensively. As was custom- 
ary of the time, her poems were 
circulated among family and 
friends in the new colony. Not 
customary, however, was her 
brother-in-law's reaction to her 
poetry; John Woodbridge was so 
impressed that in 1650 he took her 
manuscript to London and had it 
published under the title "The 
Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in 
America." It is not clear if 
Bradstreet knew of his intentions, 
but her poetry apologizes for being 
so outspoken about her talents as to 
publish her works. Her book, when 



brought to the colo- 
nies, was well received 
by her contemporaries 
(Eberwein, 164). 

Bradstreet conflates 
the public in the 
private, particularly in 
her later poetry for 
which she is now best 
known. Bradstreet 
compares authorship, 
a traditionally "pub- 
lic" enterprise, to motherhood and 
childhood, more "private" activi- 
ties. This type of analogy was not a 
trope of her time. Instead, it was 
Bradstreet's own device for estab- 
lishing her identity as a writer in 
more traditional terms, concomi- 
tantly establishing a private and 
public self. Bradstreet's work 
extends beyond religious and moral 
themes; it echoes and individual- 
izes her experiences living in the 
British colonies. 

One of the poems that best 
exemplifies this merging of the 
public and private is "The Author 
to Her Book." The extended meta- 
phor of the child is remarkable; the 
book-child is dressed in homespun 
cloth, has a dirty face which will not 
come clean, and is a "rambling 
brat" beyond the reach of her 
mother. In this poem, Bradstreet 
admits to sending her child into the 
unknown wilderness, the public 
places of critics: 

Thou ill-formed offspring of my feeble 

brain, 
Who after birth did'st by my side 

remain, 
Till snatched from thence by friends, 

less wise than true, 
Who thee abroad, exposed to public 

view, 
Made thee in rags, halting to th' press 

to trudge, 
Where errors were not lessened (all may 

judge). 
At thy return my blushing was not 

small, 
My rambling brat (in print) should 

mother call, 
I cast thee by as one unfit for light, 
Thy visage was so irksome in my sight; 



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Yet being mine own, at length affection 

would 
Thy blemishes amend, if so 1 could: 
I washed thy face, but more defects I 

saw, 
And rubbing off a spot still made a 

flaw 
I stretched tin/ joints to make thee even 

feet, 
Yet still thou run'st more hobbling than 

is meet; 
In better dress to trim thee was my 

mind, 
But nought save homespun cloth ;" th' 

house I find. 
In this array 'mongst vulgars may'st 

thou roam. 
In critic's hands beware thou dost not 

come, 
And take thy way where yet thou art 

not known) 
If for thy father asked, say thou hadst 

none; 
And for thy mother, she alas is poor, 
Which caused her thus to send thee out 

of door. 

It is as though Bradstreet, though 
ashamed of her public "child", her 
book, cares for it despite the embar- 
rassment, either real or feigned, that 
it has caused her. As a child is likely 
to be unruly, so is Bradstreet's 
published work, exposed to the 
public's eye. Interesting, too, is 
Bradstreet's admission of her own 
female authorship, "If for thy father 
asked, say thou hadst none," 
further cementing the comparison 
between procreation, a female duty, 
and authorship, a male endeavor... 

We traveled to Boston on the 
actual day the Declaration of 
Independence was signed, July 2. In 
celebration of independence, 
Harborfest was in full swing. With 
the help of a National Park Service 
ranger, ive met the Education 
Director of the Old South Meeting 
House, Jill Sanderson. She pulled 
herself away from her Harborfest 
booth celebrating the works of 
Phillis Wlieatley to talk with us 
about Wlieatley's work and the 
programs she has developed to 
teach students about Wlieatley as 



an African-American writer and 
woman in revolutionary Boston. 
Her knowledge and expertise on 
Wlieatley was tremendously 
helpful to our research. 

Phillis Wheatley is more outspo- 
ken about her political and public 
role than Bradstreet, in part because 
of a different political climate, but 
mostly because of her experiences 
as a slave in New England during 
the American Revolution. Seven- 
year-old Wheatley arrived in Boston 
in 1761 on a slave ship after being 
kidnapped, as she states in her 
poems, from her family and culture. 
She was sold to the Wheatley 
family in Boston, who educated her 
formally in English, Latin, geogra- 
phy, and history. Within sixteen 
months, Wheatley learned to read 
the Bible, her first book 
(Sanderson). She began writing 
poetry at the age of twelve, and by 
the time she was eighteen, her 
verses were published with the help 
of patrons such as her owner 
Suzanna Wheatley. Like 
Bradstreet's, Wheatley's poems 
were first published in London. In 
order to be published in London, 
however, Wheatley was questioned 
by eighteen prominent colonial 
men, including Thomas Hutchinson 
and John Hancock, to prove she had 
authored the poems (Shields, 229). 
Once she had been authenticated, 
her book entitled "Poems" was 
printed and distributed. Wheatley 
did earn "a small income" from the 
revenues (Sanderson), and the 
Wheatley family officially manu- 
mitted her in 1773. However, 
Suzanna Wheatley continually 
supported her former slave from 
1773 until her own death. After 
Suzanna Wheatley's death, 
Wheatley found many of her former 
friends and supporters no longer 
willing to help her gain access to 
the literary community. After 
experiencing international fame as a 
poet, it is tragic that Wheatley 
struggled to support herself, her 
husband, and her children in the 
later years of her life. She died in a 



boarding house and was buried in 
an unmarked grave in Boston in 
1784 (Sanderson). 

As the first black American poet 
published in America, Phillis 
Wheatley depended upon white 
patrons, many of them slave 
holders, to support her. In an age 
that supported revolt and revolu- 
tion, Wheatley was acutely aware 
that "freedom" from tyranny and 
oppressive governments applied 
only for whites, and that there was 
a great hypocrisy in preaching 
"inalienable rights" for only a 
portion of the country's population. 
She knew of the fears of slave 
rebellions during the late 1700's and 
understood the boundaries she 
crossed by making a living from her 
writing. "The fact of a black woman 
reading, writing, and publishing 
poems was in itself enough to 
splinter the categories of white and 
black and explode a social order 
grounded in notions of racial 
difference" (Erkkila, 202). There- 
fore, Wheatley's poetry is subtly 
ironic, and very careful in its 
criticisms. She "couched her 
criticisms in ironic praise" (Erkkila, 
202) and realized the paradox 
between revolutionary justice and 
the institution of slavery. 

Phillis Wheatley freely sends her 
poems into the world, though she 
writes, "she had no Intention ever 
to have published them." In the 
preface to Poems on Various Subjects 
Religious and Moral (1773), she 
writes, "With all their Imperfec- 
tions, the Poems are now humbly 
submitted to the Perusal of the 
Public." In the following poem, 
Wheatley subtley establishes a 
metaphor of Africans (Ethiopians) 
with the new colonies in 
"America." 

New England first a wilderness was 

found 
Till for a continent 'twas destin'd 

round 
From field to field the savage monsters 

run 
E'r yet Brittania had her work begun 

(continued on page 21) 



The Archon - Fall 1997 11 



Master Teacher Dick Leavitt 
Honored by Union College 



Dick Leavitt received Union 
College's Excellence in Teaching 
Award at the all school assembly 
held May 29. Leavitt was presented 
with the award by the person who 
nominated him - Susan Gilberg, 
president of GDA's Class of '97 and 
new member of Union College's 
Class of '01 . The citation reads that, 
"Committed, challenging and caring 
teachers have a positive impact on 
our lives, throughout our lives." 

The following correspondence - 
Gilberg to Union, Union to GDA, 
and Leavitt to Gilberg - demon- 
strates that not only is the citation 
apt, but also that committed, caring 
students have a profound impact on 
their teachers. Since 1763, close 
relationships between master and 
student have been the hallmark of 
the Academy. 




Dick Leavitt "at work" during 
Alumni Games Day 



Mr. Daniel Lundquist 
Union College 

Dear Mr. Lundquist, 

When I first received your letter in search of "committed, challenging 
and caring teachers throughout our lives," there was no question in my 
mind that the faculty member most deserving of this award would be Mr. 
Richard Leavitt, one of the most demanding teachers at Governor Dummer 
Academy. The hard part for me certainly was not which teacher to nomi- 
nate, but rather how I could possibly describe to you the impact that Mr. 
Leavitt has had on me and all of the students that he encounters. 

Every day for my first two years at Governor Dummer, I would walk by 
Mr. Leavitt in the halls of the math building and across campus. I was 
always intimidated by him, for he represents the foundation of our school 
in his very old fashioned ways. A graduate of Amherst College and 
Bowdoin's graduate program, Mr. Leavitt has contributed to Governor 
Dummer for nearly 33 years. I have constantly asked myself why and how 
Mr. Leavitt has managed to be such a great teacher for so long. He is 
brilliant and could be off somewhere writing books, creating theorems or 
inventing computer programs, but he isn't. He spends every day of every 
school year in the small town of Byfield, Massachusetts. After having Mr. 
Leavitt as my own teacher, the reality hit me. Watching him teach, I 
realized that Mr. Leavitt truly loves what he does and makes every effort to 
show that to his students. He spends his free time planning fun lessons and 
thinking of ways to grab the attention and interest of each of his students. 

I didn't formally meet Mr. Leavitt until my junior year in Algebra II. I 
remember my first day of class when he told us that if he was so much as 
five minutes late to class, we should probably check the local obituaries! 
He was certainly right, for he never missed a class! I was amazed and quite 
intimidated on the first day as he laid out all of his expectations for each 
student. He was asking a lot but assured us all that with the drive to learn 
we would definitely succeed. Algebra II turned out to be much harder than 
I had initially anticipated, but it was Mr. Leavitt's encouragement to work 
harder without losing sight of what I had already completed that helped 
me to survive the course. Always available to help a student, never too 
hurried to sit and talk, Mr. Leavitt was slowly turning into my favorite 
teacher as well as my inspiration. 

One of Mr. Leavitt's greatest attributes is that he can gain a student's 
respect, not by giving easy tests or no homework, but by giving hard tests 
and lots of homework. He tests each of his students' boundaries without 
letting them fall off the deep end, and teaches you to feel the meaning of 
success. Throughout my four years at Governor Dummer Academy, I have 
earned a wide spectrum of grades ranging from C's to A's. I am, however, 
most proud of the B minus I was able to earn at the end of my junior year 
in Algebra II. 

When it was time to select a faculty advisor for my senior year, Mr. 
Leavitt was first on my list. I had gone through a tremendous amount of 



12 The Archon - Fall 1997 



emotional and family difficulties 
during the summer prior to my 
senior year. On returning to school 
last fall, attending a college sud- 
denly turned into one of the last 
priorities on my list. Eventually, I 
began the college search and fell in 
love with one school and only one 
school. That was Union College. 1 
worried that I would not be admit- 
ted, but Mr. Leavitt encouraged me 
to pursue this dream. As a matter of 
fact, Mr. Leavitt has recognized all 
of my dreams and aspirations, and 
has been willing to do all that he 
could to help. Without his help and 
advice, I might still be wallowing in 
my own self-pity. 

Mr. Leavitt has always shown me 
that there is more to life than what 
is right in front of you, and the 
difficulty lies in finding the rest. 
Quiet and reserved in his ways, but 
loud and confident in his beliefs, no 
teacher that I have ever encoun- 
tered is more deserving of the 
award that you have described. I 
hope he does not get denied be- 
cause my letter can't quite capture 
just how amazing he is. 

Thank you. 
Sincerely, 

Susan Gilberg, GDA '97 
Union College '01 




Susan Gilberg delivering a 
prize-winning speech 




May 16, 1997 

Mr. Peter Bragdon 
Governor Dummer Academy 
1 Elm Street 
Byfield,MA 01922 

Dear Mr. Bragdon, 

I am pleased to enclose a Union College 
Excellence in Teaching Award for Mr. 
Richard Leavitt, who was nominated by 
one of your graduating seniors who will 
be attending Union next year, Susan 
Gilberg. 

The nomination form reads: "Commit- 
ted, challenging, and caring teachers 
throughout our lives, enrich our lives, in 
secondary school and in college. Please 

use the space below - or an additional sheet, if necessary - to describe a 
teacher who has influenced your intellectual development, shaped your 
thinking, and guided you to your future goals." 

Well, Susan did a fine job of presenting Mr. Leavitt saying "one of Mr. 
Leavitt's greatest attributes is that he can gain a student's respect, not by 
giving easy tests or no homework, but by giving hard tests and lots of 
homework. He tests each of his students' boundaries without letting them 
fall off the deep end, and teaches you to feel the meaning of success. Mr. 
Leavitt has always shown me that there is more to life than what is right in 
front of you, and the difficulty lies within finding the rest." Bravo! 

We would appreciate it if Susan could present this certificate at an 
appropriate school function, an assembly or awards ceremony. Of course 
we want to defer to your sense of what the appropriate forum is for such a 
presentation. 

Many thanks for your assistance and congratulations on having teachers 
like Mr. Leavitt and students like Susan. We are proud she chose Union 
College. 
Sincerely, 
Dan Lundquist, Union College 



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Dear Susan: 

I apologize for being too stunned at 
school meeting this morning to say 
something appropriate before the 

school community in response to 

the surprising honor so gra- 
ciously bestowed by you and the 
Headmaster. Certainly, your going 
out of your way, especially during this 
busy time which surrounds your graduation, to secure 
this teaching award from Union College touches me deeply. 

Another veteran once wrote that teachers are regularly blessed to experi- 
ence the young "who pass through their lives on the way to their own." 

(continued on page 25) 





The Archon - Fall 1997 13 



Graduation Address - 1997 



by Dan Morgan '67, P'97 



Headmaster Bragdon, parents, relatives 
and friends, faculty and administration, 
fellow trustees, members of the classes 
of 2000, 1999, 1998 and most impor- 
tantly the great Class of 1997, 1 am 
honored to be here and privileged to have the opportu- 
nity to address you today. 

This is a powerful position in which I find myself. I 
am the last thing between vou and your diplomas. 
Furthermore, I suppose I have some choice in whether I 
hand them to you or not. Therefore, I'm sure I can 
count on your full attention for the next twelve min- 
utes. 

Before I begin, I hope vou all will understand that I 
would not be fulfilling my obligation as a trustee if I 
did not take this opportunity to do a little fund raising. 
And to that end, Lysee Cutler, you are terrific and 
please give ten dollars to the GDA Annual Fund ASAP. 
So much for business. 

I must say you look terrific - what a sight. We, your 
parents, are so proud of you today and what you've 
accomplished here. We have watched you grow and go 
from play-dough to Plato and here you are about to 
take a huge step forward in your life - the symbolic 
leap over the wall as vou hurdle into adulthood. 

I'd like to be able to say that it seems like only 
yesterday that I was sitting right where you're sitting 
but the fact of the matter is that it doesn't and it wasn't. 
But the thought of my sitting right where you're sitting 
certainly brings home how GDA endures through time. 
You are the 234th class to pass by this building. The 
Mansion House was where the first students lived in 
1763. The Morse Flag would have been the Union Jack. 
Across the street, the original school house was where 
Master Moody prepared the young not just for college 
but for life. 

You have to understand that today you take your 
place in the continuum that is Governor Dummer 
Academy. Governor Dummer is a tradition in so many 
ways - a tradition of learning... a tradition of 
friendship. ..a tradition of sen ice to societv. 

I think perhaps as a student you are almost too close 
to it to understand how much a part of this you play 
and how you fit in. But I've talked about these old 
buildings and how they symbolize the enduring 
traditions, but more than the buildings, it's the people 
who have been touched by the school that embody 
t this school stands for. 



Leading the faculty in the processional were mem- 
bers of the "Old Guard," master teachers who taught 
here since the early 1930's - the beginning of a remark- 
able era in the history of this school. 

These men have taken the time and made consider- 
able effort to come here for the sole purpose of witness- 
ing the Class of 1997 taking its place in GDA history. I 
roughly calculate that they have watched over one 
quarter of GDA graduating classes and surely over 
three quarters of the total graduates of the Academy 
take the steps you are about to take. These men who 
have been honored by so many have come to honor 
you. To watch as you pass by, reaffirms that GDA's 
mission continues forth stronger than ever. 

What an incredible place this is and I think one grows 
to appreciate it more and more over time. 

As I said, 30 years ago I was sitting in your seat and 
when I was deciding what to talk to you about today I 
thought, "What would have been helpful for someone 

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Dan '67 and Mayo '97 Morgan 



14 The Archon - Fall 1997 



Baccalaureate Address - 1997 


by Pierre Baratelli 










seemed long, just wait! 


painting of Miro; and I've been told 






My chapter here lasted 30 


you can find it in hip-hop and 






years, but I'm moving on 


Madonna, but try Duke Ellington 






too. 


and Billie Holliday. And there are 




____ 


I know that you can't 


the simple joys, such as just holding 




Y / r i 


see just how you have 


a piece of Indian pottery and 




L" 


changed, but to your 


listening to the clay. But often the 




-*-s» 


parents and the faculty, 


greatest joys are to be found in the 






the changes are near 


realm of ideas and action. Jean-Paul 






miraculous. This growth 


Sartre alludes to that joy in his 




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can continue and become 


concept of engagement (commit- 




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1 




even more exciting. 


ment). So, I hope that you will be 




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As you go on, my hope 


committed in whatever you do. 


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1 ' 




^ for you is that you will 


And I hope you won't be afraid to 


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™ find much joy in your 


take on the big issues and work for 




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^^ lives - from family, 


the elimination of indifference to 




' * 






i relationships, jobs - and 


suffering, to bigotry, to hate, to 
racism, to homophobia. 


1 




ftf 


V | especially that you will 




_ ♦ 


|£ -\_ find that special joy that 


So, these are a few of my hopes 




| 


«£*£ ^ comes from being open to 


for you - and actually, for me too. 




W I 


fc^L A life in all of its manifesta- 


But, of course, for myself, I must 




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1 tions. 


add the hope that I will not become 








^U^ m Many of you have 


one of those drivers who slows 
down when he sees a green light 
knowing that it may turn red at any 




1 already rouna mat loy in 


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^^^^^^ singing, in painting, in 




^^^T _^fl 




dancing, in writing or in 


moment. 






Quoting Cole Porter 


the solving of an intrigu- 


In closing, I would like to quote 




ing math problem. Or in 


that great American philosopher, 


he Baratellis' 30 years of service 


understanding some of the causes 


moralist and sociologist (who just 


to the Academy were celebrated 


of a historical event. Or in the thrill 


happened to be a song-writer): Cole 


in the last issue of The Archon. 


of skiing the high country. In my 


Porter. (If you don't know who he 


The Class of '97 accorded Mr. Baratelli 


wildest moments I even hope that 


is, ask your parents - no, ask your 


two final honors; they dedicated their 


some of you have found it in 


grandparents!) 


yearbook to him, along with master 


mastering the intricacies of a 


The song, Experiment, (relax, I 


teacher Chris Stoivens, and they asked 


foreign language. (I wish I had the 


won't sing it) could have been my 


him to deliver their Baccalaureate 


time now for just a quick review of 


whole speech, but I couldn't let you 


Address. 


the agreement of the past participle 


off that easily. 




in French.) 


Before you leave these 


Mr. Bragdon, Friends, Parents, 


As you move on, I hope that you 


portals 


Colleagues and Seniors: 


will continue to search out, and 


To meet less fortunate 


Well, here you all are - ready to 


find, that joy in many new places. 


mortals, 


move on to new adventures and 


You can, of course, find it in 


There's just one final 


new environments and to close one 


Beethoven, but try Charles Ives too; 


message 1 would give to you... 


short chapter in your lives. If it 


in an etching of Rembrant, or a 


Experiment! -^ 
(From: Nymph Errant, 1933) y*y 



The Archon - Fall 1997 15 



to have told me?" based on 
the "boy, if I'd have only 
known then what I know 
now" theory. 

So, I thought about what 
happened after GDA in 1967. 
College, yes, but more than 
that, a bombardment of 
events. Within two years, 
Martin Luther King Jr. and 
Robert Kennedy were assassi- 
nated. Two men of vision and 
dreams for a better world, cut 
down. And man was walking 
on the moon by then too. But 
hanging over us all this entire 
time, we were faced daily 
with the Vietnam War 
ravaging the soul of the 
United States and polarizing 
our country. During this time, 
a draft lottery was held based 
upon birthdays - the first 
third chosen were very likely 
to be drafted into the military, 
the second third were prob- 
ably not going to be called 
and the final third were off 
the hook. 

My birthday was celebrated 
as number 20 out of 365. Life 
after college was not looking 
so good. 

I wish someone had told 
me all this future in 1967. So 
what would I have done with this 
new found information? Besides 
betting that the '67 Red Sox would 
lose the World Series in 7 games? 
Not much. 

But then, something fell into place 
when I thought about that situation. 
I recalled a sense of helplessness, a 
sense that so much was out of my 
control, and as a result I was under 
a lot of stress and feeling sorry for 
myself that all this was happening 
to me and using it as an excuse for 
not achieving what I could have 
achieved at that time. 

When I think of that, I wish 
someone would have said to me in 
1967, "I don't know what the future 
will bring but I will guarantee it 
will bring some major catastrophes 
in your life that are outside of your 
control." Doesn't the history of our 
school tell us that? It has happened 
with every generation of students 



Morgan Serenades Senior Class, Tradition Resurrected 

traditional highlight of graduation. 



At commencement this spring, 
GDA board president Dan Morgan 
'67, P'97 concluded his remarks 
with a beautiful rendition of GDA's 
Senior Song. Alumni and alumnae 
of the 70's and after may have 
heard the song at the annual 
Reunion Glee Club Concert. Those 
who graduated earlier will surely 
remember gathering around the 
Milestone to regale their families, 
the faculty and others in the audi- 
ence before leaping over the wall as 
their final rite of passage on cam- 
pus. 

After a hiatus of 25 years, the 
Senior Song returned to its place 
in the Academy's graduation 
exercises. On the Mansion House 
lawn, in sight of the original 
Little Red School House, the 
sense of emotion, pride and 
continuity that Morgan con- 
veyed was palpable. Faculty and 
underclassmen - not to mention 
the seniors and others gathered - 
were so moved that the Class of 
'98 has determined to learn the 
song for their own graduation 
this coming spring and thereby 
re-establish the Senior Song as a 



The Senior Song 
Strangers once, we came to dwell togetlter, 
Sons of the Gov' nor tried and true; 
Now we're bound by ties tliat cannot sever 
All our whole lives through. 
Gather closer, liand to liand, 
Tlie time draws near ivfien we must part; 
Still the love ofByfield days 
Will linger ever in each heart. 
So pass the ancient milestone by, 
And lift tlie Senior Song on high; 
Around tlie ancient milestone file 
Wliile we liave yet a little while to linger, 
Youth, and you and I, 
In Byfield days. 




' 



who graduated from GDA. An 
event of major proportions. The 
Class of 1763 dealt with the Sugar 
Act and the Stamp Act and events 
leading to the American Revolution. 
Following that, wars of various 
impact and economic depressions 
greeted GDA graduates. The Civil 
War, World War I, the Great Depres- 
sion some here remember. My 
father graduated into World War II. 
The Korean War. Every age of 
Governor Dummer graduates have 
been faced with some dilemma over 
which they had no control. I guar- 
antee something will happen to 
you. I don't know what specifically, 
but some huge event that will effect 
you and the world we live in, as has 
happened with every generation of 
GDA graduate. And the biggest 
mistake you can make is to allow 
this event to turn you away from 



what you want to achieve or to use 
it as an excuse to divert you from 
your mission. 

And speaking of your mission in 
life, that's the second thing that 
would have been helpful to com- 
prehend in 1967. That you're not 
always going to be on course for 
your life's work. You'll be searching 
for it from time to time and that's 
OK. But it's important that through 
the times when your focus is not so 
clear, that you don't set aside your 
basic values. And certainly at a time 
both when outside events are 
beyond your control and you are 
looking for the direction of your 
life, this is doubly important. 

In 1963, 1 remember an old grad 
from the turn of the century came to 
speak to us. We gathered in the 
Cobb Room, which was the only 
space big enough for the school to 

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16 The Archon - Fall 1997 



"Without Us, Who? 
If Not Now, When?" 



by Jeffrey L. Gordon '69 



Jeffrey L. Gordon '69 is 
treasurer of GDA 's Board of 
Trustees. He lives with his 
family in Newport, Rhode 
Island, where he is manag- 
ing director of the invest- 
ment firm Slocum, Gordon & 
Co. 

Gordon recently stepped 
down as president of the 
Board of Trustees of St. 
Michael's Country Day 
School. Notably, the three 
headmasters with whom he 
worked in that capacity all 
have a strong GDA connec- 
tion. Stephen DiCicco's son, 
David, is a member of the 
class of 1998, and graced 
the cover of the last issue of 
The Archon; C. Dary 
Dunham's son, Nick, gradu- 
ated in 1991; and the current 
head, Alan Flynn, Jr., gradu- 
ated himself in 1950. 



n 1937, Winston Churchill was a lone voice 
warning an inward-looking England of the 
impending danger of Hitler's growing 
duplicity and determination for a German 
Third Reich. It w^ould not be until May 
1940 that Churchill's " wilderness years" would 
finally recede and his essential strength of char- 
acter and purpose would bring him fully into 
the center of the most desperate struggle for 
freedom from tyranny which the world has yet 
seen. His incandescent words still echo across the veil of 
years: "If we can stand up to [Hitler], all Europe may be 
free, and the life of the world may move into broad, 
sunlit uplands; but if we fail, then the whole world, 
including the United States, and all that we have known 
and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new dark age 
made more sinister, and perhaps more prolonged, by the 
lights of a perverted science. Let us therefore brace 
ourselves to our duty and so bear ourselves that if the 
British Commonwealth and Empire lasts for a thousand 

years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour." 

For many of us today, those dramatic war years are but pages in a 
history book. It is difficult to imagine how disruptive and danger- 
ous that tormented world must have been, especially for the chil- 
dren of nearly every country in Europe and Asia. There was hardly 
a place on the globe left untouched from the daily terror of that 
world gone mad. 

Then the nuclear age began for real in 1945. That singular event 
which ended the war in Japan must have been impossible for 
children to understand at the time, and how few could have antici- 
pated that such a blast from this mysterious bomb would change 
the world forever. It would become the source of anguish and fear 
for an entire generation of the world's children. 

As dark as those years of the Second World War were, it was one 
of the greatest collective efforts in the history of man that regained 

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The Archon - Fall 1997 17 




Reunion yi/ - June 13, 14 and 15 



Over 400 graduates, spouses, children and significant others 
converged on the Academy for a renewal of the friendships 
formed "in Byfield days." The Glee Club Concert and Satur- 
day Banquet were, as usual, highlights of the weekend. Those 
who made it back had plenty of time for reviewing old haunts, 
marveling at new developments and comparing waistlines and 
hairlines, as the accompanying photographs attest. 




Front Row (left to right) Warren Lane, Donald 
Palais, John Healy, Donald Stockwell Second Row 
(left to right) Put Flint, Winston Dole, Phil Simpson, 
Irv Williamson Third Row (left to right) Robert 
Kelly, Tom Fenn, Stu Pomeroy, Harry Churchill, 
Derek Lagemann, Ben Pearson 




Row (left to right) Howard Quimby, Don 
Robert Smythe Second Row (left to right) 
y Gctely, Frank Huntress, Dick Rothmund, 
Dirk Owens 



18 The Archon- Fall 1997 



Parade of Classes 
("Alexander's 
Ragtime Band" or 
"Bang a Gong"?) 





The Governor First Row (left to right) Sam Gwynne, Norm Brown, Joe 
Welch, Jack Deering, Ben Pearson Second Row (left to right) Phil Hughes, 
Bob McGill, Leslie Richard, Plato Kangis, Jim Knott, Dan Hall Third Row 
(left to right) Charles Hartel, Henry Dunker, Hank Sanders, Jay Curtis, 
Bill Philbrick, Peter Sutton, Kevin Gaffney Fourth Row (left to right) Don 
Knowlton, Bob Peale, Ray Williamson Fifth Row (left to right) Andy 
Leighton, John Walker, Dana Mayo, Gorty Baldwin, Leland Wilson, Pat 
Patterson, Bill Bailly 



The Reunion Glee Club 
- Assistant Headmas- 
ter Ed Young '73 (far 
left) takes a solo 






Jack Deering '47 and Denis Golden '62 




Art Sager conducting the 
Reunion Glee Club 



First Row (left to right) Steve Blair, 
William McPhee, Ben Jameson Second Row 
(left to right) Tay Vaughan, Bob 
MacLaughlin, Tim McNally, Denis Golden 




Ik 



.-, 



First Row (left to 
right) Reid Pugh, Paul 
Hemmerich, Val Wilkie, 
Dan Morgan, Arthur 
Pearce Second Row 
(left to right) Mac 
Barnes, Chuck Davis, 
George Swift, Kevin 
Leary, Mike Miles, Ben 
Beach Third Row (left 
to right) Jeff Harris, 
Ray Huard, Andy Creed, 
Ross Magrane, Jim 
Millett " 




Ben '62, Sara '00 and 
Arthur '38 Jameson 

First Row (left to right) 
Bruce Rindler, Val Wilkie, 
Bill Frost, Brian Lenane, Tim 
Turner Second Row (left to 
right) Jon Davis, Geoff 
Durham, Bill Duryea, Paul 
Committo, Tom McDougall, 
Bob Billewicz, Kevin Kearney 
Third Row (left to right) 
Judd Crook, Bill Connolly, 
Richard Hackel, Dicken 
Crane, Chris Swenson, Hal 
Curtis, Peter Conway, Mark 
Hoffman, Jim Pierce, Jim 
Irving, Rob Bryan 





Ned Beebe, Bob Hicks 




Warren Lane '27 wins 
prize as 'most senior' 
alumnus 




First Row (left to right) 
Mary Ann Lennon, Heather 
Blair, Carrie Borwick, Tim 
Richards, Eric Laub Second Row 
(left to right) Ted Babcock, 
Lee Wade, Katherine 
Tewksbury, Sara Barry Third 
Row (left to right) Chip 
Weickert, Virginia Hundley, 
David Bell, Mike Tulloch 






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Start of Tot Trot 



'92ers Candice Denby 
and Amy Daniels 








First Row (left to right) Ted Lamed, Nancy Wickwire, 
Heather Ryan, Martha Krauch, Chap Mayo Second Row 
(left to right) Brandon Clark, Ann McShea, Bob Low 
Third Row (left to right) Gus Henley-Cheshire, Mark 
Nichols, Jeff Leavitt 



i\ A 

Chapman '82 and Dana '47 Mayo 




Chris Dobrielski 
'87 with just 
desserts after 
pie race 



Corky Vickers '77 and 
Heather Vickers Ryan '82 





First Row (left to right) Anne Taylor Kindblom, Andrew Rockwell, 
Paula McCarthy, Amy Mack, Amy Goldstein, John Roach, Johanna 
Boutin, Diana Stram Second Row (left to right) Jim Andriotakis, 
Lucy Armstrong, Kip Brown, Rob DeLena, Jeff Katz, Karen Patton, 
Julie Donat Third Row (left to right) Chris McMorris, Jen Killion 
Lucas, Ann Blair Silvers, Alison Richard, Anita Russo Bartschat, 
Pam Chase Paradee, Kristen LaBrie, Mike Zraket Fourth Row (left 
to right) John Fosdick, Shawn Reeves, Josh Mackay-Smith, Dave 
Bonenko, Tom Jansen, Joe Danahy, Todd Crabtree, Bill Dumoulin, 
John Brennan, Jeff Ashworth, Tom Johnson 



First Row (left to right) Nicole Bellaire, Erin Grogan, Deirdre 
Heersink, Grace Jeanes, Carolyn Mclnnis, Pam Kurtz, Brooke 
Whiting. Second Row (left to right) Joe Montminy, Josh Lappin, 
Jon Kazanjian, Amy Daniels, Candice Denby, Sally Simpkins, Erin 
Elwell Third Row (left to right) Jen Noon, Cassie Wickes, Matt 
Masinter, Toby Ha. "is, Chris Ruggiero, Chris Nielsen Fourth Row 
(left to right) Pent Chapin, Ted Capeless, Sean Naughton, Devin 
Sullivan, Hoyt Morgan, Steve Scully Fifth Row (left to right) 
Chris Peabody, Patrick Gervais, Steve Peabody, Andre Sheffield 



The Archon- Fall 1997 




Remember the Ladies: 
Revolutionary Women Writers 
(Continued from page 11) 

Thy Power, O Liberty, makes strong the 

weak 
And (wond'rous instinct) Ethiopians 

speak 
Sometimes by Simile, a victory's won 
A certain lady had an only son 
He grew up daily virtuous as he grew 
Fearing his Strength which she 

undoubted knew 
She laid some taxes on her darling 

son ... 

On one level, this poem can be 
interpreted as the struggle of the 
tyranny of England over the 
goodness and innocence of 
America. Yet the poem asks to be 
read in terms of the simile which 
compares "Ethiopians," or Ameri- 
can slaves, to the colonists. Refer- 
ences in the poem to strength, force, 
the "iron chain" (a terrifying reality 
for slaves), and "the weak" neces- 
sarily imply that the colonists' 
requests of their mother country 
mirror the slaves' desires for liberty. 

Wheatley also "speaks doubly" in 
her poem "To the King's Most 
Excellent Majesty" (1768). 

Your subjects hope, dread Sire - 
The crown upon your brows may 

flourish long, 
And that your arm may in your God be 

Strong! 
May your sceptre num'rous nations 

sway, 
And all with love and readiness obey! 
But how shall we the British king 

reward! 
Rule thou in peace, our father, and our 

lord! 
Midst the remembrance of thy favours 

past, 
The meanest peasants most admire the 

last. 
May George, belov'd by all the nations 

round, 
Live with heav'ns choicest constant 

blessings crown' d? 
Great God, direct, and guard him from 

on high, 
And from his head let ev'ry evil fly! 



And may each clime with equal 

gladness see 
A monarch's smile can set his subjects 

free! 

The "subjects" of this poem are 
the colonists. Slaves, however, are 
also any people under the power of 
others. The last line of the poem 
creates a somewhat ironic tone; the 
praise of George III in the earlier 
verses becomes tainted with the 
slight implication of criticism. 

In 1774, Wheatley published one 
of her most scathing pieces, which 
in our world seems mild, but in pre- 
Revolutionary America, was a 
biting critique. In her letter to 
Samson Occom, she pointedly 
remarks that "the people crying for 
freedom end each day with tea 
poured by their own house slaves: 
How well the Cry for Liberty, and 
the reverse Disposition for the 
exercise of oppressive Power over 
others agree - 1 humbly think it does 
not require the Penetration of a 
Philosopher to determine" (Willard, 
237). In addition to employing 
understatement, Wheatley uses 
images and metaphors of Christian- 
ity to publicly denounce slavery. In 
her poem "On Being Brought from 
Africa to America," she writes: 

'Twas mercy brought me from my 

Pagan land, 
Taught my benighted soul to 

understand 
That there's a God, that there's a 

Saviour too: 
Once I redemption neither sought nor 

knew 
Some view our sable race with scornful 

eye, 
"Their colour is a diabolic dye. " 
Remember, Christians, Negros, black as 

Cain, 
May be refin'd, and join th' angelic 

train. 

Wheatley merges the two tradi- 
tionally opposing hues of angelic 
(white) and diabolic (black), quietly 
pointing out that all people are 
equal in the Christian God's eyes. 
Wheatley tempered her praise of 



her education in the Christian 
religion with her claim to equality 
in the afterlife. Critic Sondra 
O'Neale analyzes this poem in 
religious terms, and makes the 
interesting point that Cain indicates 
the "ultimate and egregious sin for 
which whites claimed the slaves 
must suffer" (O'Neale, 147). 
Wheatley "wages a subtle war" 
(O'Neale, 157) against slavery, all 
the while appropriating established 
literary avenues and conventions to 
do so. She wrote publicly, with the 
support of others, and achieved 
international acclaim. In her poems, 
she establishes herself as "a political 
subject" (Burke, 195), struggling 
both for literary recognition and for 
inclusion in revolutionary culture 
and post-revolutionary "freedoms." 
As Helen Burke points out, 
"Wheatley cleverly invokes the 
literary tradition to establish her 
poetic authority..." (Burke, 198). 
Wheatley utilizes tradition to 
establish her position as an author... 



Our trip to the Massachusetts 
Historical Society brought us back 
to our graduate school days. Tlie 
building is daunting with its large 
wooden doors, marble lobby and 
echoing silence. Once we became 
oriented with the card catalogue 
and procedures for accessing 
documents, we dove into manu- 
scripts. It was so exciting to read 
the actual manuscripts of the 
Adams family and Hannah Adams. 
As zve carefully paged through 
Hannah Adams' correspondences 
concerning the plagiarism contro- 
versy, we discovered that one of the 
key players, Elijah Parish, was the 
minister of the By field Congrega- 
tional Church. GDA actually has a 
collection of his sermons in our 
archives. However, that was not 
the only connection to Byfield we 
would discover that day. Wlten the 
head librarian read our application 
to use the society, he was excited by 
the nature of our grant work and 
offered his expertise. He also 
noticed "Governor Dummer Acad- 



The Archon - Fall 1997 21 



I 



emy" on our applica- 
tions and shared with 
us information about 
a portrait of Governor 
William Dummer that 
the society had just 
received from a family 
in California. Unfor- 
tunately, we were 
unable to see it at the ... The penalties and 



f an invidious comparison between the 
sexes is in any respect justifiable, it can 
not be grounded upon a defect of natural 
ability, but upon the different, and perhaps 
faulty mode of female education" (H. Adams, 
Memoir). 



Furthermore, she 
recounts her difficul- 
ties of authorship in 
terms of gender, 
claiming that critics 
were more severe 
with female authors 
than with males: 



time because it was 

being cleaned and preserved. 

As writers of history, we espe- 
cially admire Hannah Adams 
because she was a prolific and well- 
known historian. She is known as 
"the first American professional 
woman of letters" (Baym, 27) and 
the "first professional woman 
writer" (Vella, 21). Hannah Adams 
was born in 1755 in Medfield, 
Massachusetts. Though she was 
tutored in Latin, Greek, geography, 
and logic, she felt that her "ardent 
curiosity" for reading novels and 
poetry as a youth gave her romantic 
and false ideas about life (H. 
Adams, Memoir). Hannah Adams 
overcame many personal obstacles 
that led her to seek writing as a 
career. The death of her mother 
when she was ten years old and the 
subsequent remarriage of her father 
greatly affected her education. In 
1804, when Hannah Adams was 
forty-nine years old, her father died 
and her half brother, John Wickliffe 
Adams, moved his family into the 
Adams' homestead, "effectively 
dislodging Hannah Adams. Thus 
deprived, she was forced to leave 
and fend for herself" (Vella, 38). 
Having never married and being 
unable to rely upon her half brother, 
Hannah Adams wrote histories for 
students in order to make a living. 
Despite these obstacles, Hannah 
achieved great success as a writer. 
Her literary accomplishments 
include an historical dictionary of 
religious sects, entitled A View of 
Religions (1789), which ran through 
four editions in London and Boston; 
A Summary History of New England, 
which caused a bitter controversy 
between publishers and other 



historians; and A History of the Jews, 
published in 1812. She used no 
pseudonym and her writings show 
her confidence and competence as 
an historian. 

Before we embark on the 
controversy surrounding her 



discouragements 
attending the profession of an author 
fall upon women with a double weight; 
to the curiosity of the idle and the envy 
of the malicious there affords a peculiar 
excitement; arraigned not merely as 
writers, but as women, their characters, 
their conduct, even their personal 



Summary History of New England, we endearments become the objects of 



need to remark on Hannah Adams' 
outspokenness as a proponent of 
women's rights. She vociferously 
broke through the boundaries that 
made it unseemly for an unmarried 
woman to venture into the business 
world. In 1790, she petitioned 
Congress "for a general law to be 
passed which would secure to 
authors the exclusive right of their 
publication... "(H. Adams, Memoir), 
asking in a public forum for protec- 
tion under a copyright law. She 
freely admits to partaking in a male 
dominated business: "Since the age 
and infirmities of my father have 
prevented his assisting me, as he 
formerly did, in selling and ex- 
changing my books, I have been 
necessitated to exert myself in 
doing business which is not of the 
female line" (H. Adams, Memoir). 
She justified her "public" actions 
and determined that she was acting 
morally by seeking out publishers 
and subscribers for her work. "In 
order to reconcile myself to my fate, 
I have considered that which is 
morally right, and necessary to be 
done in the situation in which 
Providence has placed me, cannot 
be in itself improper. ... If I can have 
the approbation of my own heart, 
and the esteem of a few friends 
whose good opinion I most highly 
prize, I can rise superior to the 
ridicule or censure of the world in 
general" (H. Adams, Memoir). 



severe inquisition (H. Adams, Mem- 
oir). 

Facing the stigma of being a 
public female figure, Adams quite 
clearly recognizes the double 
standard by which she is judged. 
The preface to her 1791 edition of 
View of Religions further demon- 
strates Adams' unorthodox views, 
which mirror those sentiments of 
the other five women of this study. 
She writes, "If an invidious com- 
parison between the sexes is in any 
respect justifiable, it cannot be 
grounded upon a defect of natural 
ability, but upon the different, and 
perhaps faulty mode of female 
education" (H. Adams, Memoir). 
Her self-effacing claim that she 
turned to writing because she had 
"no talent for fine needlework and 
was too feeble to teach" (H. Adams, 
Memoir) must be taken lightly, as 
she defines herself as a writer. As 
we will see in the controversy 
surrounding her history, she used 
the legal system to keep her identity 
as an author and the proceeds from 
her writing. 

In 1799, Adams began working on 
a history text which she hoped 
would be used in the schools (Vella, 
27). The Summary History of New 
England, published in 1804, is a 
thorough, complete history which is 
nationalistic in its emphasis of the 
colonists and the Revolution. This 



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text was the first synthesis of the 
regional New England histories 
(Baym, 36), and demonstrated 
Adams' propensity for research and 
her abilities as an historian. While 
Adams was abridging her history, 
she discovered that two ministers, 
Jedidiah Morse and Elijah Parish, 
were also publishing a history of 
New England. It became apparent 
to both Adams and to William 
Emerson, who reviewed the two 
texts, that much of Morse and 
Parish's text was taken from 
Hannah Adams' book (Vella, 29). 
After seeking reassurance from the 
publisher that her work would be 
protected, Adams found that 
Morse's version of her history was 
successfully published by the same 
man who had assured her other- 
wise. Morse's text was used as the 
principle history text at Phillips 
Andover Academy (H. Adams, 
Memoir). She sought assistance 
from three judicial referees, who 
discretely agreed that her work had 
been plagiarized, but offered no 
explicit definition of compensation. 
They decreed that "amicable 
overtures were due Miss Adams, 
for satisfying her undefined 
claims," (H. Adams letters, Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society), which 
was a remarkably ambiguous 
decree even when few laws pro- 
tected authors. "The ambiguity of 
the Referees' decision reflects the 
legal difficulties posed by a woman 
author transgressing boundaries not 
only of genre and theology, but 
gender as well" (Vella, 35). Hiring a 
lawyer and seeking legal action was 
unusual for a woman of Adams' 
time. It is important to recognize 
her extraordinary actions, consider- 
ing that female authors had no legal 
rights in the early 19 th century. 

After the judgment was handed 
down, Morse and Adams corre- 
sponded for ten years, arguing 
about the judges' unclear terminol- 
ogy. These letters are fascinating; 
Morse defends himself in a patron- 
izing tone, imperiously claiming 
through his insistence in addressing 
her legal council that women 



should not be writing at all. His 
letters are so vindictive that some 
historians have labeled him para- 
noid (Vella, 38). In contrast, Adams 
relies upon the stereotype of the 
demure and helpless female in her 
letters to Morse and her legal 
council and patron, Stephen 
Higginson. Her escape into the 
identity of a frightened and feeble 
woman is overt. However, by 
bringing Morse into a public 
defense of his own history, Adams 
crossed several boundaries: that of 
authorship, that of professional 
writer, and that of public discourse. 
Morse refused to acknowledge any 
of these acts of courage, and in the 
end, Adams received no monetary 
compensation for her stolen history. 
Though her successes were not fully 
realized in her lifetime, we admire 
Hannah Adams for her intellectual 
accomplishments and for her 
challenges of unfair publishing 
practices.... 

All of the women we studied 
defied the traditional role of women 
during the 17 th and 18 th centuries in 
America. Although some of them, 
like Anne Bradstreet, did not 
purposefully set a precedent for 
women, their published works 
allowed future generations of 
women to contribute to public 
discourse and participate in 
politically motivated movements 
in the 19 th century. These women 
modeled the belief that moral 
woman should express political 
opinions in order to better Ameri- 
can society. Women's participation 
in the Abolitionist, Temperance 
and Women's Movements of the 
early and mid 19 th century fol- 
lowed their predecessors' ex- 
amples. Many women of the 
revolutionary period were politi- 
cally active and thus influenced 
the future women's movements. 
We feel inspired by these women's 
intellects and literary pursuits 
during a period in which women 
writers were an anomaly. We 
appreciate their risky behavior. We 
admire their willingness to expand 
the boundaries surrounding them. 



As we reflect upon our work over 
these past two months, we realize 
that we have different approaches 
to research and writing, hut similar 
feelings about its effect upon us as 
teachers. We tacitly assumed that 
women played an integral role in 
history, that our research, though 
academic, had personal significance 
as well. We were reminded that 
examining primary documents, 
visiting home sites and using our 
imaginations made history real. We 
will stress to our students in our 
own classrooms that education is a 
lifelong process that comes in many 
shapes and forms. 

WORKS CITED 

Adams, Abigail. Adam-, °apers. 

Massachusetts Histoi cal Society. 
Adams, Hannah. Memov of Miss Hannah 

Adams, Written by Herself (1832). 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 
Adams, Hannah. Narrative of the Controversy 

between Reverend Jedidiah Morse (1814). 
Anthony, Katharine. First Lady of the 

Revolution: The Life of Mercy Otis Warren. 

New York: Doubleday and Company: 

1958. 

Baym, Nina. "Between Enlightenment 

and Victorian: Toward a Narrative of 

American Women Writers Writing 

History." Critical Inquiry 18:1 (Autumn 

1991): 22-41. 

(continued on page 47) 




Kristen Vogel and Jeanette Sedgwick. 
Sarah Kate Vogel was delivered into 
this world 17 hours after her mother 
and Sedgwick finished the article! 



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Commencement Address 

(Continued from page 16) 
assemble at the time. Anyway, one 
thing this grad said stuck and so today 
I pass along this GDA wisdom: "If you 
don't stand for something, you'll fall 
for anything." 

You have basic beliefs and values by 
this time in your life to keep you on 
course as you search. I'm sure that 
GDA's motto "non sibi sed aliis" - "not 
for self but for others" - is one core 
value you will be taking with you 
from here. 

(Being the first secondary boarding 
school, GDA had first choice on 
mottoes so we got a good one.) 

You will go a long way toward 
fulfillment if you live that core value 
of service - of giving rather than 
taking, regardless of what you are 
involved with - whether you're on a 
hot track or searching to find it, 
whether it's in connection with a 
monumental under-taking or some 
small act of kindness, whether it 
impacts an entire community or one 
person, you will leave things better for 
your having been there. 

So, expect some tough times in the 
future. Tougher than you have ever 
known or can imagine. History tells us 
you will be unique if this is not the 
case. But do not allow yourself to be 
sidetracked by such events - and you 
won't be if you rely on the basic values 
taught to you by your parents and this 
school. 

Now, I can't leave you without 
passing on one more thought that I 
wish I'd known in 1967. That is that 
one of the biggest gifts this school has 
given the Class of '97 is the Class of 
'97. 

You have shared a common experi- 
ence these past years. It has not always 
been easy. You have had some signifi- 
cant successes. You came together this 
year and surprised skeptics with your 
leadership and willingness to take on 
difficult matters directly. You have 
grown up together during your stay 
here and you have a bond that will 
endure. Some of your closest friends in 
your life will have been made here. 
Friendships like these are to be 
cherished. 

My advice to you is to make an 
effort to stay close to each other. It 
does take some effort, sometimes more 
than a little, to track each other down. 
Write, call, e-mail; continue to share 
your life experiences with each other. 
You will be surprised to see how 
members of your class change but 
remain the same over time. 



You are the Great Class of '97 and 
you must commit to each other to 
maintain and strengthen your ties in 
the years to come. 

For the past four years, I've enjoyed 
the times I've spent with you. You 
have given me a lot of happy memo- 
ries. I have seen many of you put 
yourselves on the line - on the athletic 
field, in the classroom, on the stage. In 
closing, I'd like to return the favor. 

When I graduated in '67, tradition 
had it the same as today that the 
senior class would parade around the 
milestone, gather as a class briefly 
and, when all assembled, take a leap 
over the wall into the future. One 
thing different, however, was that as 
we filed by the Milestone in '67, 
tradition had it that we sang the Senior 
Song. 

So in conclusion, I give this song 
with the understanding that the talent 
is not to the standards set in Thomp- 
son Auditorium but that from the 
heart it's dedicated to the Class of '97. 

"Without Us, Who? 

(Continued from page 17) 

the torch of freedom which the Axis 
powers so nearly extinguished in a 
misguided aim of world dominance. 
During our history as a nation, there 
have been many examples where, with 
the right leadership and moral cause, 
we have mobilized the resources at 
our disposal to achieve the unimagin- 
able. 

Those of us who were students since 
Winston Churchill mobilized the 
English language during those war 
years have lived through a remarkable 
era. Time seems to compress the older 
we get, but in those 60 years, the 
world has become a very much more 
complex place. Technology in every 
sense of the word has dramatically 
altered our way of life, and there is no 
time to reflect because change is 
incessant. We have lived so well in this 
country, however, that we have 
become complacent and lazy in our 
desire to achieve as a nation. In the 
area of education particularly, statisti- 
cal evidence abounds comparing the 
U.S. to other developed countries, and 
the results are not good. 

Our own public educational system 
seems to be mired in a morass of 
bureaucracy fostered by school boards 
and teachers' unions. Indeed, our 
political system itself must be ques- 
tioned when the likes of Bill Clinton 



and Newt Gingrich are elected the 
leaders in the most powerful nation in 
the world. We seem to have no na- 
tional goals today as we once had, for 
example, with our intensely focused 
effort to land a man on the moon. 
Could the U.S. muster the political 
will, get out from under the incredible 
and distracting focus on "political 
correctness" as an all-consuming 
directive, and regain its once-great 
sense of destiny with a clear set of 
goals for our future? One might 
justifiably wonder if the American 
people are even hungry enough to 
support any national imperative such 
as we had with our historic Apollo 
program. 

Schools can play their part in this 
redirection of national priorities, even 
if our leaders seem incapable of it. We 
must prepare our children for the 
challenge ahead of them by holding to 
the highest standards of academic 
achievement. This means having high 
expectations for teachers and children 
in everything they do. Demanding 
their best in the classroom and in the 
arts, on the playing field, and in their 
work at home should be the mission of 
every school, and we will only see the 
results if this becomes a national 
imperative. No more excuses. Just set 
the standards and expect every child to 
work toward the desired results. 

Arthur G. Powell writes in his book 
Lessons from Privilege, "Schools are 
virtually the last democratic line of 
defense against negative forces that 
lavish enormous funds on inculcating 
anti-educational values in youth. The 
central job of schools is to emancipate 
the young not just from ignorance but 
from a sterile pop culture of mental 
passivity. Because anti-educational 
pressures are deep and insistent, 
schools must be especially purposeful. 
They must consistently stand for - 
model daily - the power of knowledge 
and thoughtfulness." 

The schools we will require as this 
incredible century comes to a close 
will differ greatly from those we have 
attended over the last 60 years. The 
demands on everyone - headmasters, 
teachers, trustees, students and 
parents-will increase as the curricula 
intensifies, the impact of technology 
expands, and new cooperative learn- 
ing techniques evolve from the more 
traditional teacher-as-lecturer class 
format. Our society is beginning to 
realize that something must change in 



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our educational system for this 
country to regain its singular drive 
and ambition. 

This century was without doubt the 
"American Century." The prior 
century was England's, and look how 
fast their empire has fallen away. If the 
next century becomes China's time, 
how will the United States write its 
pages in the history book? We have the 
means to change our direction, but 
more importantly, we must have the 
will - the collective will which 
America has shown itself capable of 
when called on as it was in the Second 
World War. As Winston Churchill said 
in a different time, "Without us, who? 
If not now, when?" 



Leavitt 

(Continued from page 13) 

We teachers forget, I suspect, that 
our lives intersect yours, too. So, it is 
particularly gratifying to be appreci- 
ated in the way you have chosen. 

I have often held that it takes the 
appreciation or the success of but one 
student each June to spiritually 
bankroll a return to teaching the 
following September. Now, because of 
your kindness which I take as an 
appreciation of all your teachers - my 
colleagues - I suppose I shall have to 
commit to more than one more "next 
September." 

With my sincerest gratitude and 
fondest wishes for your future. 
Yours, 
Richard N. Leavitt 

Letters 

(Continued from page 2) 

mate and friend around. Many times 
we would sit and reminisce about our 
days at school and the friends we had 
known there. 

I don't think that Henry's name is 
listed on any of the boards listing 
athletic records. But I know it is on a 
pew that he made possible in the 
chapel, and maybe that is more fitting. 

Best regards, 

John J. "Spider" Bell '38 

Sunday, May 11, 1997 

To all my friends who knew Henry 
Faurot, 

Henry died early yesterday morn- 
ing. The sun was just coming up. 

Being one who has been living 



nearby to Henry during his last days, I 
am writing this letter to those of you 
who knew him. 

I first met Henry when he came to 
Governor Dummer. He made friends 
quickly and grew to be happy there, 
and to be proud of his new school. He 
became one of the most liked members 
of the school community. He was a 
booster of every team that took the 
field, so much so that he asked the 
headmaster, Ted Eames, if he could be 
a cheerleader. Mr. Eames said that 
sounded good to him, and that at the 
next evening meeting preceding the 
football game he could lead some of 
the cheers. That evening meeting came 
and Mr. Eames announced to the 
assembled students that Henry Faurot 
would lead a cheer for the team that 
was to engage some traditional foe on 
the football field the next day. 

Cheerleaders would call for a cheer, 
and then with their right hand signal a 
slow cadence while yelling the words, 
"Hip. ..Hip." Henry called for the cheer 
and then raising his arm and hand 
yelled out, not slowly, but quickly, very 
quickly, "HipHip." Instead of a cheer 
he heard a roar of laughter. He went 
on to become a successful and popular 
cheerleader, but he also went on for 
the remainder of his life to be known 
to many as, "Hip Hip." 

He graduated from Governor 
Dummer, and his father, who was 
head of the family felt business in 
Chicago, sent him as an apprentice to 
a woolen mill in Passaic, New Jersey. 
He lived in a rather dark and dreary 
apartment. I was 15 miles away in 
Englewood, and living with my 
parents while attending business 
school. On many weekends, I would 
drive to Passaic to pick Henry up to 
take him back to Englewood where we 
would spend the weekend having 
good times. My parents were always 
glad to have him stay, and he became 
as close as if he were a member of the 
family. My mother always claimed he 
had the best of manners, and that he 
was a perfect gentleman. He not only 
impressed my mother with his charm 
and graciousness, but scores of other 
females, not only then but until the 
end of his days. 

But it wasn't just the women who 
found Henry so attractive. He was 
popular with all those he met. He 
impressed all with his charm, wit, 
good humor and generosity. He had 



countless friends. I doubt that he ever 
made an enemy. 

He was not only loyal to his friends 
and his school, but also to his country 
when as a member of a bomber crew 
he flew in a B-24 Liberator in the 
Southwest Pacific. And it was there on 
a dark night in 1943, on an airstrip 
near Port Moresby, New Guinea, that 
as he trudged along the edge of the 
field, he was challenged by the call of 
"Who goes there?" It had come from a 
sentry at an anti-aircraft gun site. The 
sentry was Bill Cochran '39, a former 
schoolmate at Governor Dummer. The 
answer from the darkness came back, 
"Sergeant Henry Faurot." Without 
pause, the incredulous Cochran yelled 
back the question, "Hip Hip?" 

I was also in that anti-aircraft outfit, 
and the following night we all sat 
down reminiscing around a bottle of 
Dutch gin. The war was forgotten. 

After the war, he would journey east 
from Chicago to visit and attend 
reunions and parties of old friends. He 
was an usher in the weddings of his 
school and wartime friends, Cochran 
and Bell. 

Years passed, and I was lucky when 
I retired to go south to resume our 
close friendship in Vero Beach. 

Henry had been diagnosed several 
years ago as having lung cancer. He 
gave up smoking and the doctors put 
him on chemotherapy. The things they 
did seemed to bring about a time 
when they could say that his cancer 
was in remission. But that was not to 
be. Many times those of us who saw 
him would think his days were 
numbered, but he would surprise us 
all by rallying and perhaps picking up 
a golf club and going out to hit a few 
balls. Never once did he bemoan his 
condition. He was always cheerful, 
and ignored the problem as if it were 
an insult not to be given recognition. 

I saw him only hours before he died. 
Although he seemed to be comatose, 
and I knew he had recently lost his 
hearing, I said his name... not 
"Henry"...but "Hip Hip." As I patted 
his shoulder, he seemed to move as if 
in awareness he had heard me or 
sensed my presence. I will always 
hope so. 

I am sure going to miss him. But I 
know I will not be alone... so will many 
others. 
Spider 



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Marriages 

Edward Stitt '42 and Joy Towne, 
August 16, 1997. 

Sarge Kennedy '81 and Deb Smith, 
September 13, 1997. 

Jon Shain '85 and Maria Bilinski, 
August 9, 1997. 

Births 

Born to Julie and Stanley Greenberg 
'67, a son, Noah; July 2, 1997 

Born to Holly and Ned Lattime '69, a 
daughter, Sarah Lian; March 18, 1996. 

Born to Sheila and Edward Young '73, a 
daughter, Aaliyah Aurelia; December 
24, 1996. 

Born to Mary and William (Chip) 
Weickert '77, a daughter, Lauren Shaw; 
August 18, 1997. 

Born to Karen and Geoffrey Gwynne 

'78, twin sons, John Carter and Jacob 
Samuel; December 18, 1996. 

Born to Christopher and Erica (Baum) 
Goode '80, a son, Davis Christopher; 
April 14, 1997. 

Born to Lisa and John Cole '81, a 
daughter, Jessica Catherine; August 11, 
1997. 

Born to Michele and Derrick Perkins 
'82, a son, Derrick, Jr.; June 14, 1997. 

Born to Dawn and John Egan '82, a 
daughter, Claire MacPhaol; December 
23, 1996. 

Born to Michael and Mary Gail 
(Adams) Fessenden '83, a son, 
Bradford Alden; July 2, 1997. 

Born to Gill and Kathie (Lambert) Watt 
'84, a son, Charles Lambert Watt; March 
19, 1997. 

irn to Alan and Elizabeth (Kimball) 
'.'■. Iliams '84, a son, Lawrence; July, 1997. 



Born to Deborah and David Adams '88, 
a daughter, Muriel Emery; August 19, 
1997. 

Born to Rick and Deana (Giamette) 
Boyages '88, a daughter, Alexis 
Domenica; October 18, 1996. 

Born to Steve and Lisa (Sweeney) Ryan 

'88, a daughter, Madison Leah; January 
31, 1997. 

Deaths 

Wyatt H. 'Dutch' Albertson, class of 
1924, died June 18, after suffering a 
heart attack the previous day. At the 
time of his death, Albertson lived in 
Sebago Estates, Maine. Born at Jamaica 
Plain in Boston to Ralph and Hazel 
Hammond Albertson, he moved at age 
three with his family to a farm in West 
Newbury. After distinguishing himself 
in football and hockey at the Academy, 
Albertson went on to New York 
University. He married the former Sara 
Chilloa Collins in 1930. They recently 
celebrated their 67 th wedding anniver- 
sary. Albertson worked first for Shell 
Oil and then for Ford Motor Company, 
rising to national service manager. In 
1950, he moved to Maine where he 
owned and operated a Ford dealership 
in Bath. In 1995, he embarked on new 
career as a lobsterman. His wife had 
originally come from Maine, and he 
learned the vocation from her family. 
He retired from fishing in 1992 at the 
age of 84. He was a 32 nd degree Mason 
and a Rotarian. Besides his wife, he is 
survived by a son, Richard C. Albertson 
of Dearborn, MI; two daughters, Fay A. 
Wells of Sebasco Estates, ME, and 
Joanne A. Anthony of Boothbay, ME; a 
sister, Jean Berkenbush of West 
Newbury, MA; 15 grandchildren and 25 
great-grandchildren. 

John E. Cunningham, class of 1931, 
died on June 16. 

Augustine B. Conant, Jr., class of 1932, 
died April 26 at the Deaconess Glover 
Hospital in Needham of cardiac arrest. 



He was born in Brookline, MA, on 
March 12, 1912, to Augustine B. and 
Gwendolyn (Holder) Conant. Conant 
graduated from Middlesex School and 
then the Academy before entering 
Wesleyan University. At the Academy, 
he participated on the golf squad, the 
fencing squad, the Glee Club and the 
Commencement Committee. During 
WWII, he served in the United States 
Army with the 762 nd Field Artillery 
Battalion as a T/Sergeant. Prior to his 
retirement, he was a sales representa- 
tive for infant wear clothing. His wife, 
Mary (Ireland) Conant died in 1992. He 
is survived by two sons, A. Bradford 
Conant, III '60 of Wayland and Stuart 
Veghte Conant of Manchester; two 
sisters, Anne Conant Weaver of Reno, 
NV, and Susan Conant Holden of 
Rockport; and two brothers, Richard 
Davis Conant of Kittery, ME, and 
Brewster Conant of Acton. 

Terry Staples, class of 1932, died April 
22. At the Academy, Terry captained the 
1932 wrestling team and won the 
Morse Flag. He is survived by his wife, 
Helen, of Jupiter, FL, and Hastings-on- 
Hudson, NY. 

James B. McGuire, class of 1934, died 
June 25 at Baystate Medical Center, 
Springfield, of massive heart failure. 
McGuire was a graduate of Brown 
University, and received a doctorate 
from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. 
After serving in the Navy during 
WWII, he taught English at the Classic 
High School, Brown University, and 
Springfield College, retiring from the 
latter in 1979 after 19 years of service. 
He is survived by his wife, Gloria M. 
(Arsove) McGuire of Wilbraham; a son, 
Brian G. McGuire of Washington, DC; a 
daughter, Breffni McGuire of 
Somerville; a sister, Margaret Stanton of 
Ossining, NY; and two grandchildren. 

Edward B. Hastings, class of 1937, died 
May 3 of cancer at the Vitas Innovative 
Hospice Care in Riverside, CA. At the 
Academy, he captained the wrestling 
team and was also a member of the 



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Glee Club and the football, track and 
lacrosse squads. He worked in sales 
with the National Automobile Associa- 
tion in San Diego and also land title and 
real estate sales in San Diego and Lake 
Shastina, CA, retiring in 1981. He is 
survived by his wife of 41 years, 
Paulette J. Hastings; a son, Edward B. 
Hastings, Jr. of Houston, TX; a daughter, 
Rebecca Smith of Oroville, CA; two step- 
daughters, Linda Cohen of Palo Alto, 
CA, and Lois Christensen of El Cajon, 
CA; seven grandchildren; two great- 
grandchildren; and a brother, Wendell 
Hastings of Washington, DC. 

Ralph H. Bean, class of 1938, died May 
10 at his home in New London, NH. He 
was born in Lowell, MA, to Harvey and 
Lotta Bean. At the Academy, Bean 
played football, hockey and cross 
country and was a member of the Glee 
Club. He attended Nichols College 
before joining the U.S. Marine Corps in 
1941. He saw combat in the Pacific 
campaign with the Fifth Division. He 
was predeceased by his wife, Grace 
(Hughes) Bean. He is survived by a son, 
David K. Bean, and a grandson, Daniel 
Alexander Bean, Jr. 

Henry Faurot III, class of 1938, died 
May 10 at his home in Vero Beach, FL. 
He was born in Chicago, IL. At the 
Academy, he was active on The Archon 
Board, the wrestling squad, and the golf 
squad. During WWII, he served in the 
Fifth Army Air Corps in the Pacific 
Theater, receiving the Air Medal, the 
Distinguished Flying Cross and the 
Purple Heart. He retired as chief 
executive officer of The Western Felt 
Works, having worked there for 30 
years. Survivors include his son, Bruce 
Faurot of Atlanta, GA; granddaughters 
Maria and Anna Carr Faurot; and a 
sister, Alys Faurot Cort of Philadelphia, 
PA. Please see correspondence from John J. 
"Spider" Bell '38. 

Peter B. Smith, class of 1950, died July 
16 at his home in Southampton Town- 
ship, NJ. At the Academy, Smith was a 
four year member of the Rifle Club and 
also active in the Camera Club, the 
Tennis Squad and The Archon. He 
attended Bowdoin. He was employed 
for 35 years in management in the 
commercial parking industry before 
becoming an information systems 



specialist with the National Association 
of Hispanic Elderly. He was active with 
the Rotary Club of Camden, NJ, serving 
as president from 1987 to 1988. He 
ultimately became a Paul Harris Fellow, 
the Rotary's highest award. He is 
survived by his mother, Mrs. N. Brooke 
Smith of Brunswick, NJ; two daughters, 
J. Brooke Rosenbach of Mt. Laurel, NJ, 
and Holly Brooke Smith of Baltimore, 
MD; a son, Thomas Brooke Smith of 
Stockton, CA: a brother, Michael N. 
Smith of Southbury, CT; a sister, Mrs. 
Thomas F. Parnell of Brunswick, NJ; and 
two grandchildren. 

John G. Salinger, class of 1952, died July 
7 in Spear Memorial Hospital in Ply- 
mouth, NH. At the Academy, Salinger 
was active on the Smoking Room 
Committee, the Senior Council, the 
football squad and the hockey team. He 
went on to attend Newton Junior 
College and Colby College. He served in 
the U.S. Army during the Korean 
conflict. He worked for many years for 
the Mason-Neeland Company in 
Needham, and for the Andover-Newton 
Theological School in Newton Center. 
He is survived by a sister, Mary L. 
Uhlman of Merrimack, NH. 

Arthur W. Cushman, class of 1958, died 
August 7 at his home on Peak's Island, 
ME. A four year member of the golf 
squad at the Academy, Cushman 
attended Bowdoin before graduating 
from the University of Southern Maine 
in 1967. He was also a graduate of the 
Chicago Institute of Baking. He worked 
at the Cushman Baking Company in 
Portland, ME. Among many interests, 
Cushman was a Life Master in the 
American Contract Bridge League and 
an avid hunter and fisherman. He also 
compiled an extensive stamp collection. 
He is survived by his mother, Jeanette D. 
Walter Cushman of South Portland, ME; 
and a niece and three nephews. 

Stephen W. Blair, class of 1962, died 
August 28 when his twin-engine 
airplane crashed in the Berkshires in 
Hancock. He captained the varsity 
hockey team and led the Meistersingers 
in his senior year at the Academy. After 
receiving a bachelor's degree in music 
from Lawrence University and a 
master's degree from the New England 
Conservatory, Blair returned to the 



Academy to teach music and to coach 
football, hockey and lacrosse. He served 
for ten years before switching careers, 
joining Drexel Burnham Lambert as a 
stockbroker before directing their 
mutual fund marketing effort. At the 
time of his death, he was employed by 
John Hancock Funds Inc., as Director of 
Sales responsible for the distribution 
and support of John Hancock's mutual 
funds and other retail investments. He is 
survived by his wife, Mary (Beldo) Blair; 
a daughter, Ann Blair Silvers '87 of 
Mesa, AZ; a son, Clark Blair, of Boston; 
his father, George Blair of Andover, NH; 
and a brother, Geoffrey Blair. 

Dana A. Fisher, class of 1971, died on 
April 23. 

Joseph A. Wiseman, class of 1972, died 
suddenly June 13 at his home in 
McLean, VA. At the time of his death, 
Wiseman worked as an attorney for 
International Health Organizations, Inc. 
After the Academy, he graduated from 
Kenyon College. He received a law 
degree from Washington University in 
St. Louis and a master's degree in public 
health sciences from Johns Hopkins 
University. He is survived by his 
mother, Judith Wiseman; his sister, 
Susan; four cousins; an aunt; a niece; 
and a nephew. 



The Archon - Fall 1997 27 




PRE- 



'39 



Harold H. Audet 

Secretary 

511 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, C A 93950 

(408) 373-565 



In the last few months I have received a 
lot of good news from our pre-'39 group. 
However, the mail has also brought more 
sad news than usual. I have recently 
received notices of the deaths of Rodman 
Gearhart '29, John Cunningham '31 and 
James Connolly '34. We will miss them 
all. ▼ In recent class letters I have 
mentioned the renewal of train service to 
Newburyport, and it is due to start in the 
fall of 1998. One unsolved question was 
the fate of the B&M Railroad. John 
English '28 has written to tell me that the 
line did go bankrupt, and the Guilford 
Industries of Connecticut have purchased 
their rights to transport freight. John 
suspects that there may be a few old 
freight cars with the B&M logo still in 
service. Have any of you been lucky 
enough to see one? ▼ John Barrows '37 
sent me a note saying that only six 
members of his class made it to the 
Reunion in June. This amounts to about 
21% of the members of that class who are 
still listed as active. I hope that the Class 
of '38 will have a larger attendance at our 
60th Reunion next June. John came from 
Florida and all the other attendees were 
from New England. ▼ Warren Lane '27 
was the senior alumnus to attend the 
Reunion last June. It was officially his 
70th and it was the second year in a row 
he has been the senior man in attendance. 
Hope to see him next year when my Class 
of '38 has its 60th get together. ▼ In his 
last letter, Russ Hamilton '27 reminisced 
about Jim Sleeper who was the handy 
man supreme, and one man transporta- 
tion system for the Academy during those 
years. Do any of you remember Mr. 
Sleeper? There are bits of history that are 
rapidly being lost. By the time I enrolled, 
Fuzzy Babineau had been installed as 
driver of the Academy station wagon that 
provided a very drafty ride every 
morning for the day boys from Amesbury 
and Newburyport. In his letter, Russ 
used the designation South Byfield. I 
haven't heard that term used for years. 
Do any of you know something about the 
use of that name for the area around 
GDA? ▼ In a recent letter, Frank Kitchell 
'35 mentioned that seven members of his 
i ; ly have attended GDA. I wonder if 
this is a record? I have three cousins who 



attended our Academy and there are 
family rumors that an uncle also attended 
before WWI. However, I have been 
unable to verify that through Academy or 
family records. I would like to hear from 
those of you who have had numerous 
relatives attend our school. ▼ For the last 
year, Bill Earnshaw '36 has been a 
diagnostic problem for his doctors. First 
he had a blocked heart valve and that was 
followed be a staph infection. All is well 
now. ▼ Last summer Art Strenge '37 
broke his right hip, and his recovery was 
slow. However, he is now walking 
without a walker or a cane. ▼ After 
WWII, Dick Brown '38 returned to Sioux 
Falls, SD, and entered the family busi- 
ness. They distributed wholesale drugs 
to hospitals and pharmacies in the upper 
midwest. In 1983 he sold the business as 
all of his family had careers in other fields 
and did not wish to carry on. Last spring 
he visited GDA for the first time since 
graduation, and was amazed at the 
changes in the Academy. He hopes to 
make his first class Reunion next year. ▼ 
In reply to some earlier class notes, Jim 
Gardiner '23 told me that he is still 
working and at present he is a Pension 
Actuary with the New York State Pension 
Department. In this job he supervises the 
actuarial review of eight state pension 
systems and works to ensure that both 
the pensioners and the taxpayers get their 
money's worth. In June of 1997 he was 
given the Robert J. Meyers Public Service 
Award. This is the actuarial profession's 
highest award for public service and is 
given by the American Academy of 
Actuaries. ▼ Nels Corey '35 was recently 
inducted into the Maine Hall of Fame. 



'39 



Donald W. Stockwell 

Secretary 

8 Country Hill 

Brattleboro, VT 05301 

(802) 254-5504 



Although only a few miles separate us 
during the summer months, I had not met 
up with Tom Parker in Northfield, MA, 
until recently. However, Alice and I made 
connections with him and his wife early 
in September. He is now in good shape 
although, due to some problems, he has 
not played golf since last year. They are 
cutting their stay short and returning to 
their home in Sarasota, FL, a month early. 
Have any of you golf enthusiasts heard of 
the Whistler golf club? It's a rare bird 
and Tom has one of the few remaining. It 
actually whistles when swung although 



he didn't say in which direction the ball 
went. ▼ Hank Payson has recently seen 
John Klotz. He didn't say where and 
under what circumstances. We can only 
imagine. He has also been in contact with 
Mike Moonves, whom if you old timers 
haven't met, you should because he's 
your entre to a great time at GDA. Hank 
drove by the Academy recently and 
concurs with my thoughts that the 
tremendous change on the campus is 
something to behold. ▼ John Koslowski 
bemoans the fact that he finds it difficult 
to enjoy golf due to some infirmities of 
old age which seems to be the lot of most 
of us. He has recently had contact with 
Matty Harmon who also has had some 
medical problems. He correctly states the 
golden years have lost some of their 
luster. ▼ Jack Dunlap seems to think that 
many parts of him have gone awry. 
However, in the same breath, he is going 
to the Balsams in the White Mountains 
for a stay and then to Fort Myers, FL, for 
two months this winter. He has also been 
organist at his church on occasion this 
summer. In his idle moments he fiddles 
with his computer. For a guy who thinks 
his busy days have past, we think his 
lifestyle is pretty full. ▼ It always 
amazes me what some of you do in 
retirement. Tom Killough says he's been 
involved with harness racing for several 
years and at the present time has three 
horses. This form of entertainment has 
been a goal of his since a wee lad of 14. 
Although he didn't dwell too much on 
the financial aspects we gather there's 
been more out go than income. ▼ On the 
road again! That's John Klotz who has 
recently been in Palo Alto, CA, playing 
tennis with some heavy hitters at 
Stanford. For a diversion he spent three 
weeks fishing in Eustis, ME, although he 
claims the results were not up to expecta- 
tions. On to Florida this fall and then 
Hawaii in November. In between he 
plans to sandwich in the GDA reception 
in Philly, October 22. For an old codger 
he certainly spreads his wings. ▼ Tom 
Tenney is also on the move as he will be 
in London this fall, then on to Madrid 
and the Ryder Cup which hopefully will 
stimulate his golf game as he is threaten- 
ing to give away his clubs. To show you 
how desperate he is he has offered them 
to me, someone who hasn't played a 
round since the fall of '39. ▼ Once again, 
Sue and Phil Simpson joined us in June 
for our 58th Reunion. Although Phil and 
I were the only representatives from the 
Class of '39, we made our presence 



28 The Archon - Fall 1997 



known as we participated in just about 
every function available except the pie 
race. Although I was game, Phil felt the 
competition was not up to his standard. 
We both warbled in the Alumni Glee Club 
concert although I sensed Phil was two 
stanzas behind everyone else most of the 
time. The Old Guard, of which all '39ers 
are now members, were held in high 
regard and kept up with the younger 
classes in the libation, dining and dancing 
categories. Next June's reunion will be a 
great training session for our 60th in 1999. 
You all come, ya hear! 



'40 
'41 



William H. Torrey 

Secretary 

112 Fire Island Avenue 

Babylon, NY 11702 

(516)669-4339 



R. Andrew Little 

Secretary 

RD #3, Box 336 

Little Falls, NY 13365 

(315)823-1662 



Neal Cox: "Still active in Rotary. At- 
tended international conference in 
Glascow, Scotland, after touring the U.K. 
for about three weeks last June. Just 
returned from a 4,000-mile 'ride' - 
driving to Washington, DC, North 
Carolina, Little Rock, AR, Chicago, etc., to 
visit children. T Andrew Little: "The 
Littles have recently returned from an 
Elderhostel atop Mt. Greylock in Massa- 
chusetts. This summer we went to all of 
the operas at Glimmerglass Opera in 
Cooperstown." T Jim Monroe: "Travel- 
ing quite a bit - son and family living in 
Italy for a year, daughter and family 
'permanently' in Australia, other two in 
southeast U.S.A. and we typically spend 
two to three months in Palm Desert, CA. 
Still have time to enjoy activities in 
hometown of Cincinnati/Covington, KY 
Retirement has its benefits." ▼ Paul 
Morgan: "Nancy and I have now been 
married for 50 years - enjoying great 
health and happiness. Son Daniel (GDA 
'67) is President of the GDA Board of 
Trustees. Granddaughter Mayo gradu- 
ated from GDA class of 1997. Dan's 
oldest daughter." ▼ Vaughan Pitman is 
75 and leading a very active life along 
with his wife of 50 years, Dot. They are 
very active in community and state 
affairs. Vaughan is treasurer of four 
organizations and has been a conserva- 
tion commissioner for 20 years. He and 
Dot do a lot of camping in their 
motorhome, are nordic skiers and are 
active bikers. They have five grown 



children and eight grandchildren. All are 
living in New Hampshire except for a 
daughter who lives in Colorado and is 
one of the top mountain runners and 
snow-shoe racers in the west. Vaughan 
says hi to old friend Bob Hoffman in 
California whom he used to play golf 
with at the Olde Newbury Golf Course 56 
years ago. ▼ Samuel Robbins: "Our 
White Mountain painting collection 
which we exhibited at GDA in 1990 has 
been on a national tour since then. 
Fourteen museums and about 50,000 
viewers later, the collection has finally 
come home." 



'42 



Seward E. Pomeroy 

Secretary 

29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 01602 

(508) 752-7469 



Our 55th Reunion in celebration of our 
long-ago graduation on the lawn in front 
of Parsons Schoolhouse in June 1942 was 
held at the school this spring. Eight of 
the class came back: Mary and Bill Hill, 
Barbara and Steve Houtz, Barbara and 
Tom Fenn, Derek Lagemann, Humphrey 
Simson, Wynn Dole, Theresa and Bob 
Kelly, and Cornelia and Stu Pomeroy. ▼ 
Ted Stitt, whose attendance at our 50th 
was canceled due to a death in the family 
at that time, presented us with another 
round of "where's Ted?" by not showing 
up this year. The reason was certainly 
valid: Ted was hospitalized having brain 
surgery while we were enjoying the 
weekend in Byfield. All turned out well. 
I called a few days later to find out how 
he was doing. To my amazement, he 
answered the phone at home. Appar- 
ently, the hospitals are serious about 
getting patients out in a real hurry. He 
sounded great, promised he will be at our 
60th, and a subsequent card contained a 
brief post script: "Operation has been 
pronounced successful." Great news. On 
top of all this, he and Joy Towne, who 
would have been with him at Reunion, 
were married in August. Ted had retired 
earlier this year from his work in Florida, 
sold his condo and he and Joy are now 
settled in South Effingham, NH. Talk 
about a busy year! ▼ Well, back to the 
Reunion: The couple that traveled the 
longest distance was Barbara and Steve 
Houtz, from San Diego. This was Steve's 
first trip back to GDA since our gradua- 
tion. Steve recalled that he had left 
Massachusetts the day before the Blizzard 
of '78, and when he saw the headlines in 
the papers on the West Coast, he decided 
never to go back to New England and all 
that snow. Much of his working days 



have been in the communications sector, 
from which he has retired. He is now in 
public transportation in what he calls a 
"time-filling activity" which he is 
enjoying. He and Barbara flew into 
Boston early enough to see some of the 
old sites where he had lived in Beverly 
before driving up to GDA for our 




Bob Kelly and Tom Fenn, Class of 
1942, enjoying Saturday evening on 
the terrace before their 55 th Reunion 

weekend. At school he had lived in 
Peirce, which, it turned out, is where we 
were all housed for Reunion. ▼ Barbara 
and Tom Fenn come in a close second for 
traveling the longest way. They drove in 
their RV from Green Valley, AZ, with 
their car in tow. Tom has been back to 
GDA fairly often, including last year. He 
owned the Chrysler-Plymouth dealership 
in Newburyport for many years, with 
Governor Dummer as one of his good 
accounts. They moved west on his 
retirement back in the '80s, and travel 
long distances in their large mobile 
home. ..as we can see. ▼ Possibly there 
should be some sort of recognition for the 
person who traveled the shortest dis- 
tance, in which case it will go hands- 
down to Wynn Dole, who made it over 
from nearby Merrimac. Wynn was on 
hand for all of the events of the weekend, 
and came with a raft of amusing (and not 
a few hilarious) stories. It was one (and 
perhaps the only) benefit of having a 
fairly small group back, in that we had 
more time to sit over coffee or meals and 
talk with one another. ▼ Humphrey 
Simson came up on Saturday morning 
from Portsmouth where he and his wife 
Rosalie are retired. "Hump," as I recall 
from school days, went on to Williams 
College and spent his working years in 
investments of a commercial nature. His 
relaxation came from sailing, and he was 
active in this arena in the Bermuda and 
other long-distance races. He had lived 
in Connecticut before retiring to Ports- 
mouth, RI. T Mary and Bill Hill came 
down from their favorite spot in 



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Class Notes 



Phippsburg, ME, and were on hand for 
Friday evening's and Saturday morning's 
activities. They had to leave early in the 
afternoon that day, but this turned out to 
be a stroke of luck for me, in as much as I 
had left my sport jacket at home (another 
senior moment!). Fortunately our sizes 
are close enough so that I spent the entire 
Saturday night formal dinner activities 
without anyone even noticing! Thanks, 
Bill, for this rescue effort! Bill's brother 
Bob (also a GDA graduate) showed up 
unexpectedly, which was a nice surprise 
for Bill and Mary. ▼ Too bad we didn't 
have a piano in our dormitory. If we had, 
we could have coaxed Derek Lagemann 
into playing for a singing group, as he 
had at our 50th at Amherst. ▼ Bob 
Harris phoned me just before Reunion 
Weekend to say he was sorry that he 
would not be able to get back for our 
55th. Bob has been a loyal and steady 
returnee to reunions, so we missed 
having him on hand. He's fine and still 
working on new orders for yachts and 
other types of boats. He is, of course, still 
living and working in Vancouver, British 
Columbia. ▼ I also had a nice note from 
Bill MacMillan saying he was sorry he 
would not be able to get back. Bill is still 
living in Tuscaloosa, AL, from October 
through May, then heads north to escape 
the intense summer heat of the south, 
enjoying the coolness of Burlington, VT. 
He wanted to be remembered to all of us. 
▼ A new printout of our class was mailed 
to me this summer, and from it I gleaned 
a few interesting facts: Nine of us are still 
working, which leaves 24 who are now 
retired and hopefully enjoying their 
leisure time. From my own standpoint, I 
wish I had discovered this 30 years ago. 
However, a few obstacles like kids, 
college tuitions and eating blocked the 
way to that. There are 33 of us left in the 
original class of 53 members, with 19 
deceased and one classmate who has 
been listed among the missing for some 
years. ▼ One final note on Reunion: 
Saturday morning's Alumni Glee Club 
under Art Sager's professional director- 
ship with Ben Stone at the piano was 
truly a memorable occasion. And Arthur 
and Ben: if you are reading this, the 
standing ovation you received carried 
with it a great deal of love and admira- 
tion from years of former students who 
sat in wonder and listened with sheer joy 
io the lusty voices at your commands. 



'43 



Benjamin B. Brewster 

Secretary 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360 

(508) 746-1306 



With a quick check, it looks like there are 
44 members of the Class still with us. Of 
those, about 15 do not list themselves as 
retired. I can only assume that they work 
for themselves therefore can't be fired. 
From the mailings from the school, it 
seems that there is much going on there. 
We should try to go back and see the new 
Library and Mathematics/Science Center 
and attempt to find Uncle Tom's Cabin. 
We got two new replies to the cards (out 
of 44). ▼ Al Weisberg is busy, busy in 
many facets of the precious metals 
industrv from Providence to Korea to 
Chile - the 
country, not the 
restaurant. He 
claims to be 
trying to slow 
down, but 
without notice- 
able success. ▼ 
Bill Wiswall is 
still a kiddie doc 
in Peabody and 
finally giving up 
downhilling, a 
sign of rare 
good sense. ▼ 
Our other M.D., 
Phil Sawyer, 
continues in the 
surgery busi- 
ness. ▼ Walt 
McGill checked 

on Dick Haas and Bob Wood, who splits 
his time between Vermont and Florida. 
▼ The Brewsters sail and/or travel as 
much as possible and count themselves 
lucky to get out of bed each morning. 
The report on the rest of you will be 
relayed when it shows up here. Please. 



not in attendance.). Try to keep in some 
sort of shape by pitching (sic) batting 
practice and walking two adopted 
greyhounds." ▼ And as a footnote. I 
had a transient ischemic accident (read 
temporary mini-stroke) called a TIA three 
weeks ago. Today I was back on the golf 
course. Seems there are no serious after 
effects. A warning? 



'45 



Richard A. Cousins 

Secretary 

71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(508) 462-4542 



▼ Bill Barrell writes, "My 72nd birthday 
comes in October. Still going strong. We 
have four granddaughters in college - 
two freshmen, two sophomores. One is 




44 



"Big Red" Alumni of '47 are also "Big Green" Alumni of '51: 
GDA and Dartmouth classmates Hank Sanders, Joe Welch, Peter 
Hill, Bob McGill, and Les Richard celebrate their 50 lh Reunion in 
Byfield, June 14, 1997 



getting married in July of 1998. Sandy 
and I keep busy following their various 
activities." ▼ Bill Hale reports, "My wife 
Shirlie and I have been walking every 
day Still playing golf. We have two 
grandsons in football this fall. Chris is 
playing for Williams College and Kevin is 
playing for Newburyport High School. 
Looking forward to their games. Good 
health to everyone." T A note from Arch 
Kingsley: "Looking forward to the 55th! 
Son Arch continues to put in fantastic 
performances as steeplechase jockey. 
Won the turfwriters at Sarasota two 
weeks ago — $100,000 Grade One stake. 
There are six Grade One steeplechase 
stakes a year. Of the last six, he has won 
four and has one second and one third on 
five different horses. That says a lot." ▼ 
Brad Roberts tell us, "The December issue 
of Ladies Home Journal will have 



Steven K. Kauffman 
Secretary 

137 Jefferson's Hundred 
Williamsburg, VA 
23185-8910 
(804) 220-9013 
merlin@widowmaker.com 



From Jim Waugh: "Am still teaching four 
senior English electives and coaching 
baseball at Groton School (our best game 
was a 2-0 win over our alma mater on 
Navins Field. Unfortunatelv, Buster was 



30 The Archon - Fall 1997 



celebrity look-a-like section, including my 
youngest, Sarah Zander as a Sharon Stone 
look-a-like. Just got back from two weeks 
of fly fishing in Montana and Wyoming - 
with no fish. Hope all is well." ▼ This 
report from Irv Williamson: "Ethel and 
Irv Williamson sang with the Worcester 
Chorus in early July at the Great Waters 
Music Festival in Wolfeboro, NH. Joined 
Joy Towne, widow of Ben Towne '45 at 
the Winnipesaukee Summersing of 
Mozart's Requiem in the afternoon. Joy 
and Edward Stitt '42 told of their wed- 
ding in mid-August." T Don Palais 
writes as follows: "On August 3, Judith 
and 1 were pleased to be guests at a 70th 
birthday party for Stan Hamel. There 
were about 100 persons there to celebrate 
Stan - from close relatives to friends from 
all of Stan's many diverse interests: 
license plate collectors from Vermont, an 
80-year-old classic car collector with a 
1930-ish Packard convertible sedan 
gleaming with care; the director of the 
New Hampshire Historical Society where 
Stan is treasurer and townspeople from 
Seabrook, NH, where Stan is town 
meeting moderator. Stan's brother Dana 
hosted the party at the Bald Peak Countrv 
Club in Melville Village, NH." 



'46 
'47 



George E. Duffy II 

Secretary 

2332 Chrysanthemum St. 

Tucson, AZ 85737 

(520)825-4710 

Samuel C. Gwynne, Jr. 

Secretary 

P.O. Box 2 

East Falmouth, MA 02536 

(508) 548-4775 



Hey, guys - you did it! You comprised 
the greatest 50th Reunion of any GDA 
class. Sixty-eight percent of the living 
members of our class returned to Byfield 
in June. Those returning: Bill Bailey, 
Gordy Baldwin, Ben Birdsall, Norm 
Brown, Jay Curtis, Jack Deering, Henry 
Dunker, Kevin Gaffney, Sam Gwynne, 
Dan Hall, Chuck Hartel, John Heyl, Peter 
Hill, Allen Hughes, Plato Kangis, Jim 
Knott, Andy Leighton, Dana Mayo, Bob 
McGill, Charlie McLaughlin, Pete Morse, 
Pat Patterson, Bob Peale, Bill Philbrick, 
Bill Pierce, Les Richard, Ed Rogers, Hank 
Sanders, Jim Soper, Pete Sutton, John 
Walker, Joe Welch, Dave Wilcox, Ray 
Williamson and Lee Wilson. And what a 
time we had.... We dined and reminisced 
with friends from our youth, friends we 
had not seen in half a century. We were 
entertained by the Bragdons in the 
Mansion House. We attended - or 



participated in - "the best alumni glee 
club concert ever" according to Maestro 
Art Sager. We attended cocktail recep- 
tions and gala dinners. The large turnout 
of members of 1948 added to our pleasure 
as we reminisced with teammates of long 
ago: Tom Magoun, Hoover Sutton, Ash 
Eames, Fritz Freeman, Pete Houston, Ken 
Bruce, Dave Ellsworth among them. 
None of us who were there will forget 
classmate Les Richard's magnificent solo 
in "Landsighting" at the Glee Club 
concert. Another '47 highlight was the 
Alumni Panel on Education, chaired by 
Charlie McLaughlin and starring Dana 
Mayo, Dan Hall and Andy Leighton. Nor 
will we forget the moving homily by Bob 
Peale at the Memorial Service. And note, 
please, where some of our classmates 
traveled from to be with us: Bob Peale 
from Arizona, Bob McGill and Allen 
Hughes from California, Jay Curtis from 
Chicago, Chuck Hartel from Michigan, 
Les Richard from Wisconsin and Don 
Knowlton from Florida. Not only did we 
dazzle 'em with our numbers in atten- 
dance, as co-class agents Joe Welch and 
Jack Deering saw to it that we dazzled 
'em with our class gift, too. Just to put 
into proper perspective what our class 
accomplished, not that - er, ahem, uh - at 
a 50th Reunion of "one of our Surround- 
ing Classes" the class gift was $3,000. 
That same class had 33% of 
its living members return 
for its 50th and 44% of its 
members participate in its 
class gift program. ..as 
opposed to the Great Class 
of 1947: 68% return for 
Reunion, as noted above 
and 75.93% participation in 
the class gift. The class 
gift? Are you ready? Over 
$25,000! (Just over, to be 
sure.) We met our goal, 
thanks to the superb job of 
leadership by Joe and Jack 
- and to the marvelous 
cooperation of over 75% of 
our Class. In the Alumni 
Parade - which included a 
brass marching band - we 
were led by our official 
mascot, a black Lab named 
Governor who was attending his third 
major reunion of our class, sporting our 
class numerals. To all who participated in 
1947's 50th Reunion, including Governor, 
a rousing cheer - and a very loud Thank 
You. 



'48 



S. Kenneth Bruce, Jr. 

Secretary 

1299 Foxfire Lane 

Naples, FL 34104 

(941)643-7746 



50th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 



'49 



Archer B. des Cognets 

Secretary 

P.O. Box 654 

Williamstown, MA 

01267 

(413) 458-9244 



This past May while in Tucson, AZ, I had 
the opportunity to catch up with George 
Duffy '46 and wife Val. George and his 
brother Dave Duffy '48 are old Worcester 
types. I hadn't seen George in maybe 40 
years and there was instant recognition - 
neither one of us had changed a wit. 
Great to see him again. ▼ The social 
event of the summer in Middlebury, VT, 
was the marriage of Manson Hall's 
daughter Cathy. Besides yours truly in 
attendance there was of course brother 
Danny Hall '47 as well as Tom "The Lip" 
Emery and Ashley Eames '48, whom I 
hadn't seen in too long to recall. Every- 
body looked the same - wonderful - great 
party! ▼ It was one of those summers for 




Tom Magoun, Dave Ellsworth, Bob Hill, Ken Bruce 
members of the Class of 1948 Reunion Planning 
Committee meet on Block Island, Rl, August '97 



running into old friends. I was at the 
Wianno Club in Osterville on Cape Cod 
for dinner when a face out of my child- 
hood passed by - Dave Ellsworth '48, and 
old Worcester friend. We both lied a lot 
to each other about how good the other 
guy looked - fun to catch up. ▼ Bill 
Treby Johnson sent me an interesting 
article from the local paper about how he 
and a few other friends built a lobster 



The Archon - Fall 1997 31 



Class Notes 



boat for a friend who had been injured. A 
wonderful story of a community pulling 
together. Just what you would expect 
from Bill. ▼ Bud Frame is off to the 
Ryder Cup matches in Valderama, Spain, 
and then on to a little barging action 
around Dijon in France. Carol and I will 
be close by and if we can work up the 
courage we will meet Bud and Peggy for 
a French lunch - mucho vino, etc. ▼ 
John Canepa and wife Marie celebrated 



50 



Alan F. Flynn, Jr. 

Secretary 

1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth, MA 02769 

(508) 252-6482 



51 




On the evening of April 17, 1997 nine 
GDA graduates, Class of 1950, met for 
dinner in Westport, MA. We were 
immediately either promoted or segre- 
gated to the Presidential Room. A good 

time was had by 
all and, on the 
spot, we 
scheduled the 
next event in 
this series for 
September 24th. 
T Henry 
Brockelman may 
have to miss the 
September 
gathering of 
Governors 
because of a 



Class of 1950'ers gather in Westport, CT April 17, 1997: 
Donald Bishop, Robert Dickerman, Davis Yesair, Richard 
Greenwood, Souther Barnes, David Esty, Timothy Greene, Ansel 
Davis, Alan Flynn 



their 44th wedding anniversary with their 
four children and ten grandchildren. ▼ 
Gordie Price is enjoying semi-retirement. 
He has 11 grandchildren and just com- 
pleted a fabulous 36-day trip on a 35-foot 
trawler from Portland, ME, down the 
coast to NYC, up the Hudson, across the 
Erie Canal to Lake Ontario, up the Rideau 
Canal to Ottawa, down the Ottawa River 
to the St. Lawrence to the Richelie Canal 
to Lake Champlain, down the Hudson 
and back to Portland - whew!! I'd like to 
sign up for the next one. ▼ Irv 
Williamson is continuing his routine. "To 
the office, which is next to the beach, then 
to the beach, which is next to the office, 
then to the golf course, which is near the 
beach, then back to the beach, which is 
next to the office, then to bed." Irv is 
responsible for a PGA golf tournament in 
Florida, a WTA tennis tournament in Los 
Angeles and a women's collegiate sports 
program. ▼ As for me, we are leaving 
Australia September 24, for the U.S. via 
Europe to arrive in Williamstown October 
22. Will be there until the first of 1998 
and then back to the sunshine in "Down 
Under." Anybody coming this way, give 
holler! 



previous 
appointment 
with a retina 
specialist, but he 
looks forward to 
the spring of '98. 
▼ From Bill 
Fletcher comes word that, "We are fully 
relocated to Osterville on the Cape where 
we are enjoying a relaxing retirement." 
Bill is in residence right in the village of 
Osterville and "would always welcome 
visitors." His phone number is (508) 478- 
1732. Bill will be with us on September 
24th. ▼ A surprise 65th birthday party 
was held for Dave Yesair in mid-August. 
The invitation was in the form of a 
Wanted poster with a reward offered. 
Your Class Secretary was unable to 
attend, but I'm sure that others of you 
were there to celebrate a significant 
milestone for Dave. ▼ Joe Kennedy's 
decision not to run for the governor's 
office in Massachusetts has upset Dave 
Esty. "Oh nuts, I had been so looking 
forward to Joe Kennedy becoming the 
next Massachusetts governor. We all 
missed out on a Governor Dumber." In 
his latest response to Class, Dave claims 
to be "class conscious." VHoppy 
Damon's daughter, Cindy Damon-Bach, 
passes along his,"Aloha from Maui," 
along with encouragement to visit him 
and his local art gallery, "Square One 
Designs. "▼ Delays related to summer 
schedules have resulted in less news than 
usual this time. I'm counting on your 
help to turn things around in the winter issue. 



Fred H. Barrows III 

Secretary 

136 Hope Street 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401)254-1909 

Howard C. Reith, Jr. 

Secretary 

7 Appaloosa Lane 

S. Hamilton, MA 01982 

(508) 468-0203 



David Pope: "Sue and I just returned 
from a month's trip from Singapore to 
Bejing, China - fabulous trip. Seeing 
Thailand, Vietnam and China makes a 
believer out of anyone. Air and water 
pollution are a big problem. The people 
were great!" 



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Franklin E. Huntress, Jr. 

Secretary 

5C Independence Way 

Glover Landing 

Marblehead, MA 01945 

(617) 631-4785 



Fred Smith: "With six grandchildren and 
two un-married daughters plus their 
being located from Texas to Moscow, 1997 
promises to be busy for the Smiths. It's 
our 40th anniversary year to boot!" ▼ 
The following letter from E. Richard 
Rothmund was sent to the attendees of 
our 45th Reunion in June (Barry Gately, 
Dirk Owens, Frank Huntress, Matt 
Grossman, Howard Quimby, Rib Smythe, 
Al Starensier and Don Rice): "The Class 
of 1952 official 1997 Reunion photos just 
arrived. What a group. All those high 
foreheads, that gray hair and those 
'before' pictures on our name tags. But 
what class! That innocent but nonethe- 
less impish look on our devoted Class 
Secretary compares favorably with 
another more recent image I have of him. 
He cut short his sermon on July 20th and 
told the congregation that he was afraid 
of the traffic on its way to see the Consti- 
tution set sail from Marblehead Harbor. 
He left his chasuble, amice, stole, alb, 
cincture and cassock in a trail toward the 
church door as soon as the service was 
over, ran to his bright red Taurus and 
burnt rubber out of the parking lot. I was 
told that the rush really was not to see the 
Constitution, but to help his home parish 
in Marblehead raise money by selling hot 
dogs to the masses. I hope All Saints' got 
a cut too, Frank. (Too bad Rothmund & 
Co. is no more or I'd have donated them.) 
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32 The Archon- Fall 1997 



my life, June 14, 1997 will forever stand 
out as the best and most enjoyable. 
Whether with or without our concur- 
rence, 45 years ago, our parents forged a 
permanent relationship for us with a fine 
school and with each other. We took it 
from there, and from what I could see on 
the 14th, we all did pretty well with what 
we got from GDA and from knowing 
each other. It was a special joy for me to 
renew those old acquaintances, after so 
much time, with men and women I have 
long admired. Years ago, I went to two 
dinner reunions when 1 was working in 
New York. I knew no one at either 
reunion except for Jack Ragle and heard 
little about the Academy's progress or 
any real vision for it as the evenings 
progressed. I made a solemn vow not to 
attend any more. That resolve lasted 
until the redoubtable Franklin E. Hunt- 
ress, Jr. sank his hooks into me. Now I 
have learned that it is highly advisable 
not to say no to Frank. He has special 
authority and a persistence one simply 
cannot ignore. (I guess the Phantom is 
finding that out.) It was moving and 
uplifting to share our successes, personal 
losses and plans as we explored a 
dynamic school doing even better today 
what it did so well for us so long ago. If 
any of you happen into Plymouth 
County, let me know you're coming. 
We'll arrange something, and if it is the 
season, a boat tour of Duxburv and 
Plymouth Bays. Every continuing good 
wish to each of you, and here's looking at 
our 50th. Thanks again for being such 
great classmates and for the privilege of 
seeing you again." ▼ To the Phantom: 
Ah, the mystique of Reunion daze will 
obviously filter out to the Phantom, there 
in Colorado Springs, who, I am quite 
sure, will have had first-hand contact 
with the class and event. Could it be that 
his next appearance will be at the next 
home football game? 



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William C. Pinkham 

Secretary 

P.O. Box 369 

Glenmoore, PA 19343 

(610)942-3273 

sbpinkham@aol.com 






45th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

Summer's over, but the memories linger 
on.... Don Tracy spent this year's 
vacation on Orrs Island in Maine, 
swimming and eating lobster, which they 
bought at $2.70 a pound (!!!). Don said he 
had enough on vacation to last him the 
rest of the summer! Don not only lives in 



Maine, but says that every year they take 
a week's vacation there because "it has so 
much to offer, so why leave?" Don took 
social security at 62. Says it's a nice 
feeling, getting back what was paid in all 
these years. (Hope he leaves some for the 
rest of us....) He also suggests that 
anyone with e-mail include theirs when 
corresponding and then I could generate 
a class directory. Great idea, and I'll start 
with Don. His e-mail address is 
dontracy@juno.com. Mine is either 
sbpinkham@aol.com (home) or 
bpinkham@windi.com (work). This 
could get complicated... I'll send a 
reminder with my next letter. ▼ Bill 
King and his wife Cindy are celebrating 
their 40th (!!!) wedding anniversary in 
September with a trip to the Tuscany 
region of Italy. Three of their four 
children are married and they now have 
five grandchildren. Bill's with Smith 
Barney in the Boston Office and says he's 
looking forward to our 45th Reunion. ▼ 
Charlie Palmer says he's still not vertical. 
Spends time in a Middlebury, VT, condo. 
Spent time in a Naples, FL, condo. Joined 
a golf club and has an office.... (At this 
point, Charlie's handwriting is up for 
interpretation and the word is either 
"there" which would mean the golf club 
and which would make a substantial 
portion of our class envious, or the word 
is "here" which would imply a business 
in the Boston area. I strongly suspect it is 
the former.) The Palms says, "All is very 
well." ▼ Saw Tom Craig and his wife at 
our Amherst reunion in June, but never 
asked Tom what he's doing. Discovered 
through the Alumni magazine that Tom 
employs seven people at his computer 
software business in York, ME. During 
the summer he's very involved with 
radar systems for lobster fishermen. (So 
Don can thank Tom for the low prices on 
Maine lobster.) ▼ Sue and I are well. 
Great vacation in Colorado. Sue finally 
saw our "retirement house" and fortu- 
nately loves it, so we're still married. 
Hope you are all planning to be at our 
45th Reunion. We look forward to seeing 
you there. Mark it on those 1998 calen- 
dars when they come in. 



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Michael B. Smith 

Secretary 

1315 Merrie Ridge Road 

McLean, VA 22101 

(703) 522-4582 

windsabre@aol.com 



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George O Gardner III 

Secretary 

53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01720 

(508) 263-3052 

gardner.g@adlittle.com 



Peter Scott reports he is still building self- 
propelled Howitzers but plans to retire in 
two years. His farm in Gettysburg is 
about finished and will provide a third 
career. ▼ Bill Durrell has decided to 
come out of semi-retirement and re-enter 
the full-time workforce. He has become 
partners with Bob Kennedy in the 
opening of the Kennedy Gallery in West 
Barnstable. In addition, he will open a 
table company in Brownsburg, Quebec, 
Canada. He plans to continue to publish 
the Abaco Journal in the Bahamas. ▼ 
Peter Littlefield spent a week cruising in 
Penobscot Bay this past August. He has 
just purchased a second home in western 
Vermont so that he can be with his sons 
and their wives during the snow season. 
▼ Bill Spence is still developing and 
building new homes. He has three cul- 
de-sac projects going in the Sagamore 
Beach area. Bill is living alone in a condo 
in Fall River. He says he is interested in 
fast boats and NASCAR Winston Cup 
racing. He sees Dave Brainerd from time 
to time at his new home in Orleans on 
Cape Cod. 



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James Dean III 

Secretary 

P.O. Box 186 

South Berwick, ME 03908 

(207) 384-9184 



Lyman A. Cousens III 

Secretary 

4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303 

(603) 796-6446 



Ralph E. Ardiff, Jr. 

Secretary 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(508) 774-3336 



40th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 



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Class Notes 



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Mirick Friend 

Secretary 

Box 540 

Mirror Lake, NH 03853 

(603) 569-3212 



Ted Bliss: "I'm with Travelers Insurance 
in Hartford, CT, in the Property Casualty 
Systems area. My wife Ginny and I live 
in Essex, CT. At our local Congregational 
Church I am presently chairman of 
trustees. I am also an active member of 
the Historical Society and Connecticut 
River Museum. We love to travel. Our 
daughter Rebecca, a Delta flight atten- 
dant, and her husband are in Fairfield, 
CT. Our daughter Karen, who works at 
the Graduate School of Management of 
Simmons College, and her husband live 
in Newburyport. Since they are so close 
to Governor Dummer, this should 
motivate me to attend a reunion in the 
near future." ▼ Walter Cannon: "I have 
recently been promoted to Acting Chief of 
Thoracic Surgery at Stanford University 
Hospital. Still flying and restoring 
airplanes and gliders. Kids all out of the 
house so Irene and I are alone at home 
with our dog." ▼ Kent Dumont: "Alive 
and well in Brewster, NY!" T Steve 
Volpone: "After 25 years as a Ford dealer 
I sold my business and am now officially 
retired." 



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John C. El well 

Secretary 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(508) 462-8749 



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J. Stephen Sawyer 
Secretary 

3616 Beech Run Lane 
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 
(717) 732-3908 
73073.2063@compuserve.com 



Dave Clarke writes that his daughter 
Brydie graduated from Sunset High 
School in Beaver ton, OR, in June and will 
enter Wheaton College in Newton, MA, 
in September. In addition, the SHS Band 
and Color Guard were selected as best in 
their competition at the Portland Rose 
Festival Band Competition for the ninth 
consecutive year. Brydie was co-captain 
of the Color Guard. T Phil Teuscher will 
be racing at the Regatta Royal out of 
Cannes, Cote d'Azure later this month, 
nd perhaps will make another trip to 
Europe. He will also be attending the 



GDA reception in New York City. ▼ I 
spent a week in July in the Wiscasset, ME, 
area with my daughter and her family, 
who were vacationing in one of the 
family cabins on Lily Pond. Grand- 
daughters Sarah (four) and Cassie (two) 
loved being up there and got into 
everything. With a visit to my mother's 
home in Falmouth, we were able to get 
four generations together at one time and 
place. I drove Sarah back to Pennsylva- 
nia, where she stayed with us for about 
ten days. Then my wife Laura drove her 
to Indiana to reunite her with her family. 



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Thomas S. Tobey 

Secretary 

59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, C A 94022 

(415) 941-5060 



Mark Johnson: "Working as a senior 
consultant for SDU-ACCI. Have been 
consulting on TCO (total cost of owner- 
ship) with Pacific Bell for the last year. 
Patty is still teaching junior high. 
Mariann is a general manager for 
Lenscrafters and Rachael is finishing her 
teaching credentials. We're still in 
Pittsburg, CA." 



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Peter P. Morrin 

Secretary 

1288 Bassett Avenue 

Louisville, KY 40204 

(502) 456-2397 



35th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 



I 



Jeff Ellis: "Had by-pass surgery last 
August '96. Will be back flying this 
summer after bringing my handicap 
down five strokes during recovery. Am 
living in Dayton, NV, outside of Carson 
City. I get together with Bob Fullerton 
often. Stop by and see me. 
jellis6680@aol.com." 



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H. Laurence Henchey, Jr. 
Secretary 
8 Orris Street 
Melrose, MA 02176 
lhenchev@concentric.net 



Kenneth A. Linberg 
Secretary 

6775A Pasado Road 
Isla Vista, C A 93117 
(805) 685-1868 
linberg@lifesci.lscf.ucsb.edu 



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Len Johnson: "My first year on 
Amesbury's City Counsel has been time 
consuming, but rewarding. This is the 
first municipal council under the Charter 
and all of us want to make it work." ▼ 
Tim Keeney: "I have left my job as 



Wanted: 66 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer LaCombe 

in the Alumni/ae Office 

978-499-3124 



director of Rhode Island's Department of 
Environmental Management to join 
DuFrane Nuclear Services as President. 
DuFrane designs and fabricates low-level 
radioactive waste storage containers and 
shielding systems and is located in Avon, 
CT. My major target is work at Federal 
DOE and DOD nuclear clean-up sites. I 
can be reached at (860) 676-2110." T John 
Trickey: "It's hard to believe I have 
passed the 50-year mark, but with three 
pre-teen children, I can't afford to think 
'old.' I have seen Tim Tenney and talk 
frequently with Win Burt. Tim Keeney - 
are you still in Rhode Island?" 



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Bennett H. Beach 

Secretary 

7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814 

(301)951-9643 

ben_beach@tws.org 



The fireworks for Stanley Greenberg and 
wife Julie came two days before the 
Fourth of July, when Noah arrived in this 
world. He may prove to be the final 
offspring of the Class of '67. Stan is 
offering to give $100 to GDA in the name 
of the next child we produce. All in the 
family are doing well, now that Stan has 
recovered from the hamstring pull 
suffered between first and second base at 
the Reunion. ▼ Rem Clark and family 
joined Scott Cameron for a Colorado 
pizza party - and much more - last 
summer. There was non-stop fun at 
Scott's mountain retreat, but the next time 
the Clarks may need to fly to Hawaii. 
That's where Scott wants to move. ▼ 
When Andrew Nichols and wife Loxley 
drove Rachael to Brown for her first 
semester this fall, it created a three-way 
tie for the college attended by the most 






34 The Archon - Fall 1997 



Class of '67 offspring. Kenden Alfond is 
also at Brown. The other two: U.S. Naval 
Academy and Johns Hopkins. Andrew is 
still living in Baltimore, where he has 
moved to the investment counseling firm 
Rothschild Pell Rudman to serve as co- 
manager. ▼ Dick Boucher is living in 
Venice, FL. He likes it, especially this 
time of year. Dick has earned a real estate 
license and has teamed up with wife 
Pamela to sell homes. T Harper 
Follansbee had a busy year. He picked 
up a wife (Harriet Bordello), a new home 
( 1 kirtford area) and a new job (teaching at 
Kingswood-Oxford's middle school). T 
Our other full-time educator, Ted Dix, is 
back at the University of Texas after a 
visiting professorship at the University of 
California-Santa Barbara. Ted has been 
elected a fellow of the American Psycho- 
logical Association. ▼ Chuck Davis has 
picked up two new responsibilities. He is 
coaching Tyler's third-grade soccer team, 
trying to employ the techniques of Buster 
Navins, and he is serving as a trustee for 
the University of Vermont, enjoying work 
with a dynamic new president. Chuck 
had a wonderful time at our Reunion and 
hopes all those who missed this one will 
be at the 35th. T Roger Block has hit the 
beach. He and Judy have bought a house 
on Plum Island, cheek-by-jowl with the 
national wildlife refuge there. The 
commute is longer, but Roger loves the 
sound of the ocean. He sees Maine 
mariner Win Burt from time to time. ▼ 
Lew Rumford is still trying to lick an old 
GDA knee injury. He underwent 
apparently successful surgery in Septem- 
ber just after a visit by Mayo and Dan 
Morgan. 



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Daniel C. Look 

Secretary 

3287 Whitfield Drive 

Marietta, GA 30062 

(770)977-3135 

danlk@aol.com 



30th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 



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Jeffrey L. Gordon 

Secretary 

Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

P.O. Box 669 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, RI 02840 

(401)849-4900 



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J. Randall Whitney III 

Secretary 

183 Nashoba Road 

Concord, MA 01742 

(508) 369-0914 



Jeb Bradley: "Still a member of New 
Hampshire legislature and chair the 
committee that deals with electric utility 
de-regulation. Anyone reading New 
Hampshire/New England press has 
surely heard about these efforts." ▼ 
Adam Levin: "After many years as in- 
house counsel for a major corporation, I 
have opened my own law practice out of 
my home in Hingham, MA. The practice 
is limited to real estate and primarily 
leasing of commercial properties. My 
wife Gail, daughter Hannah (eight) and I 
all love the new lifestyle." ▼ Bill 
Murray: "This past year has been a very 
difficult and sad one for me in that my 
wonderful wife of 17 years decided to 
end our marriage. Though I have the 
children, the pain has, at times, been 
overwhelming. However, I have much to 
be thankful for, not the least of which is 
the strength of character that I learned at 
GDA. Not a day goes by but what I 
somehow see something good, and it 
drives home all the more the responsibil- 
ity that I have to go forward, continue to 
contribute and make the best of things. 
Keep me in your prayers." ▼ Guy 
Swenson: "Still living in Syracuse, NY, 
and working as a hydrogeologist. 
Daughter Sara (16) will be traveling to 
Argentina in August 1997 as part of the 
Rotary International program. She will 
live with families and go to school until 
June 1998. Eric (12) is an avid skier like 
his dad." T Randy Whitney: "My 
daughter Catherine is now a member of 
the Class of '01 at GDA!" 



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John Clayman: "I have changed careers. 
Now Managing Director of McCurdy and 
Rhodes, a naval architecture firm based in 
Cold Spring Harbor, NY. Our focus is 
large sailing yachts over 100 feet. Our 
three children, Jack (nine), Annie (seven) 
and Ellie (six) are keeping Lalie and I 
very busy with their ice hockey, soccer, 
lacrosse, gymnastics and swimming. 



Justin Doyle sends his best." ▼ Andrew 
Nelson: "I was pleased by the visit of our 
French teacher Michael Reid who was 
here in New England this September with 
his wife and two children. He teaches at 
a French school in Thailand." 



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Geoffrey A. Durham 

Secretary 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048 

(708) 549-8407 

gdurham@allstate.com 



Ben Pearson: "Things were going fine 
until I received (in the mail) my new 
GDA super big refrigerator magnet. It 
was the same day my new ATM card 
came in the mail. The ATM card warned 
that it shouldn't get close to a magnet and 
it was right! I had to get it re-magnetized. 
The GDA magnet, I'm happy to report, is 
doing fine holding up schoolwork as 
intended." ▼ Steve Routhier: "Sorry I 
couldn't make the 25th. Responsibilities 
precluded the more pleasant activity. 
We're building a house in Orlando. Very 
traumatic and exciting. Hope to move in 
late July. Tora and I are very happy. 
Zachary is 11 and has his red belt in Tae 
Kwon Do. Alexandria is nine and is deep 
into dance. Work goes well. I am Vice 
President, Marketing for Hard Rock Cafe 
Int'l. The company has grown from one 
restaurant in London to 76 in 29 countries 
during my 13-year tenure. A long, 
strange trip indeed. Please feel free to call 
or write if anyone gets down this way. 
Hope everyone had a great time at 
Reunion. Best to all." T Tracy Will: 
"Listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's 
Who in the Midwest and Who's Who in the 
Arts 1997; Travel Guide-Wisconsin, pub- 
lished by Compass American Guides; The 
Everything Backyard Book, to be published 
in 1998 by Adams Media-Boston; cur- 
rently writing The History of Dave County, 
Wisconsin for publication in 1997 or 1998 
for the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial (150th 
Anniversary of a Statehood); my web 
page newsletter Wisconsin Health Policy 
Report on the Blue Cross /Blue Shield 
web site at http://www.healthnetconnect 
.net/whprn.html. My boys Roland (six) 
and Glenn (four) keep my wife Gay and I 
hopping at our 120-year-old brick 
farmhouse in Westport, WI, and I've 
taken up golf with a driving range in my 
60x40 dairy barn." 



Wanted: 71 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer laCombe 

in the Alumni/ae Office 

978-499-3124 



The Archon - Fall 1997 35 



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Richard J. Love 

Secretary 

23 Merrimack Street 

Concord, NH 03301 

(603) 228-1530 



25th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

John Blake: "I continue to work at the 
Texas Rangers where I am Executive Vice 
President of Media Relations. My wife is 
an editor for the Dallas Morning Neivs. We 
have two kids, Christopher (age seven) 
and Becky (age five)." ▼ Bruce Sheldon: 
"I am still living in Darien, CT, with my 
wife Jody, son Matt (ten) and daughter 
Lee (six). Working as a commercial real 
estate broker in Stamford, CT. Affiliated 
with Pyramid Real Estate and Manage- 
ment Company as a Vice-President of 
Leasing and Sales. Have enjoyed 
receptions in the New York City area over 
the past years." 



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Pamela J. M. Toner 

Secretary 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06430 

(203) 254-2371 



Wanted: 75 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer LaComne 

in the Alumni/ae Office 

978-499-3124 



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Carol Ann Goldberg- 

Aydin 

Secretary 

301 East 94th Street, 24B 

New York, NY 10128 

(212) 410-1781 

Carolyn L. Borwick 

Secretary 

95 Haseltine Street 

Bradford, MA 01835 

(508) 372-9006 

cborwick@sprynet.com 



What a great 20th Reunion! Everyone 
who was able to attend was glad to be 
able to come back to GDA and share in 
memories and renew old friendships. 



Ted Babcock, Corky Vickers and Bill 
Cronan all came from California to share 
in the festivities. Sarah Barry came from 
Florida. We had lots of local classmates 
come, as well as a bunch from further 
down the coast - New York, Maryland, 
North Carolina. A few awards: Most 
years married (to the same spouse): Vicki 
Papaioanou Murphy. Most children (for 
IRS purposes): Heather Blair. Longest 
distance traveled: see above (a three-way 
tie). Best impersonation of self: Corky 
Vickers. Least changed: Kate Wise 
Tewksbury - tied with Lee Wade. Most 
changed: Pam Morais Higgins. Who else 
attended? Bob Torr, Alison McElroy 
Quinttus, Dave Bell, Tracie Ackerman 
Fornaro, Dave Ham, Ginny Sutton, Eric 
Laub, Mary Ann Lennon, Betsy Saunders 
Oski, Tim Richards, Mike Tullock, Perry 
Long and Chip Weickert. I am sorry if I 
missed anyone. ▼ Now for the cards 
some of you mailed back to me: Sarah 
Barry wrote in that she had a great time at 
our 20th. "Was just like time had slipped 
by and we were back at good ol' GDA. 
Been working still with Paychex Business 
Solutions in Florida. Please contact me at 
sbarry222@aol.com. Would love to hear 
from everyone! Let's plan for a huge 
reunion come the 25th!" ▼ Joe Pietrafesa 
wrote, "Hi Carrie, sorry I missed the 20th. 
I feel terrible about it, but between four 
children, dance and piano recitals, 
kindergarten graduation, Cathy and my 
15th anniversary, it could not have been a 
worse weekend. Last February I was 
given the distinguished marketing award 
for Central New York and was honored to 




have Mike Moonves and Peter Bragdon 
come to Syracuse to attend the dinner. 
Rich O'Leary presented me with the 
award, so it was very GDA! Miss 
everyone." ▼ Andy Sterge wrote, "I was 
sorry to have missed our Reunion, but I 
had too much travel in May and June as it 
was. My family and I spent much time at 
our home on the Outer Banks this 
summer. It is really wonderful down 
there; I would encourage anyone who 
hasn't experienced North Carolina 
beaches to make the trip! Still managing 
a hedge fund for Banque Nationale de 
Paris (BNP). It's up to $10 billion right 
now and going great." ▼ Okay every- 
one, now that you know you missed a 




Brian Noyes 76 and Peter Bragdon 
modeling some "fly" headgear 

great time last June, please remember that 
in five years we will be doing it all again. 
Just enough time for many of us to 
recover from too much partying and too 
much fun (is there such a thing?). 



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Scott M. Pope 

Secretary 

25 Tidewater Farm Road 

Greenland, NH 03840 

(603) 436-2903 

smpope@nh.ultranet.com 



Tom Driscoll '78 with Robert and Thomas 



20th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 



Please write in your calendars June 12, 13 
and 14 for our 20th Reunion. On October 
14th, several of us will be meeting on 
campus to formulate plans for the 
Reunion and I will keep you informed as 
we move forward. People currently 
involved are: Scott Pope, Ike Suggs, Todd 
Dagres, Tom Driscoll, Peter Jenkins, 
Leslie Russell LaFond, M. Phillip Gra- 
ham, Tom Mathews and possibly Alice 
Moselev-Granlund, Laurie Altschuler, 



36 The Archon - Fall 1997 



Pam Webb and Jim Goodhart. This group 
will be breaking up into different 
committees. Should you want to become 
involved, please contact any of the people 
listed above or Betsy Winder in the 
Development Office at (508) 465-1763. 
For any of you who wish to communicate 
with me via e-mail, my address is 
smpope@nh.ultranet.com. The next 
Arclum article must be written by Decem- 
ber 3rd. Please communicate any news or 
questions about the Reunion to me by 
that date. T I heard from Todd Dagres 
via e-mail the other day. He writes, "I am 
living in Weston, MA, with my wife 
Carrie, son Jason (four) and daughter 
Emma (three). We returned to New 
England one and a half years ago from 
San Francisco where I was in the invest- 
ment banking business with Montgomery 
Securities. I am now a partner in a 
venture capital firm called Battery 
Ventures. I recently invested in a 
company founded by GDA alumnus 
David Callan '84. The company is a new 
local phone company. I stay in touch 
with Ike Suggs and Tom Mathews. I 
apologize to Ken Bloom whom I forgot to 
call back when he called me two years 
ago. I am looking forward to our 20th 
Reunion." Thanks for writing, Todd. ▼ I 
spoke with Andy Stephenson recently. 
Andy is doing very well and is looking 
forward to our 20th. Of course, I would 
have more news for you all about 
Steph... except the bum didn't fax me as 
he "said" he would. The December issue 
Steph! Contrary to my...uhmm...last 
report on Tad Higgins, I mentioned Tad 
was living on top of some mountain in 
Wolfeboro, NH. Yes, it was a lie. How- 
ever, he is living on a beautiful farm with 
plenty of acreage in Wolfeboro. He just 
finished building a 36X40, one-and-a-half- 
story barn and his next project is a three- 
bedroom home for a customer in 
Effingham, NH. Look him up if you are 
in the area! T If you all haven't had the 
opportunity to see all the exciting 
changes on campus, make the time to 
swing by when you travel on 95 or Route 
1 . The new facilities are very impressive. 
I'll be talking with you soon. 



Erica Goode: "Had my third baby this 
April - a boy named Davis - weighing in 
at a healthy 9 lbs. 3 oz. His sisters 
Madeline and Lily are so happy! He is a 



79 
'80 



Avery K. Woodworth 

Secretary 

19 Downfall Road 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(508) 463-2563 



Wanted: 80 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer LaCombe 

in the Alumni/ae Office 

978-499-3124 



great little guy! Life is spinning very fast 
and it's all so amazing! Working outside 
the home is over, but working inside is 
pretty hard too! Better rewards though!" 
T John Wise: "Dad's Home Childcare is 
in full swing after nearly two years. It 
took awhile for folks to get used to a male 
operated day care, but folks seem to be 
getting used to the idea. Our son Jack 
entered first grade and Ellen Grace is still 
home with me for the next couple of 
years. I am writing the newsletter for the 
Southern Maine Home-Dads Association. 
Check us out on the web page at 
slolane.com. Lots of writing and info on 
HomeDad organizations. At home Dads 
seems to be a trend now, not just a blip on 
the screen. I highly recommend it." 



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Jennifer G. Steward 

Secretary 

715 Main Street 

Boxford, MA 01921 

(508) 352-7694 

jgstew@aol.com 



Thank you to the many classmates who 
were in touch - It's always great to hear 
from old friends. T Eric Adell e-mailed 
with news that all is well and he has been 
traveling extensively on business. "Brazil 
and Saudi Arabia to name a few. The 
children are great. Tory has been a real 
handful, but seems to be mellowing, 
though she still can and does flatten even 
the best of us at will!" Eric also sent news 
of other classmates. "Breedo is expecting 
a fourth child - a girl. Mike Reilly's 
wedding was a great time with Brandli 
and Swilly there too." ▼ Peter Brandli 
sent word that he and his wife are 
expecting their first. "Souvenir from a 
trip to Thailand last year! So now leaving 
city life in Hoboken to move to the burbs 
with new family in tow. I just spent a 
week on the Cape. Thought a lot about 
all the great times up there with Mike 
Reilly, Gary Bostwick and Peter Starosta." 
▼ Clarissa Dane and I have tried to stay 
in touch via e-mail. She is doing well in 
New York, is really enjoying a relation- 
ship with a man that she has been seeing 
for about a year. She continues to pursue 
her singing career, having had an 



opportunity to sing a duet with Deborah 
Gibson while she was on tour. ▼ Dabney 
Friend Tonelli sent word that she and her 
husband Stefano are thoroughly enjoying 
life in New York City. Dabney loves her 
work for Goldman Sachs in the asset 
management division and her husband is 
an architect. They just returned from 
what sounds like an amazing two week 
vacation in Corsica - life is good! T 
Sarge Kennedy dropped a note sending 
word of his marriage to Deb Smith on 
September 13th in northern California. 
For their honeymoon, they planned on a 
three week safari to Zimbabwe, Kenya, 
and the Seychelle Islands. Sarge invites 
friends to visit his new personal web site 
at http://www.sargekennedy.com for 
more details on his life. "I love my new 
hobby which is research and develop- 
ment at Peoplesoft where my job is to 
invent the future of business software 
which is really fun and challenging." ▼ 
Katherine O'Leary is well and enjoyed a 
great vacation on the West Coast. "Antea 
and I had too much fun. I ran into Armin 
Pistochian this winter in Boston where he 
now lives. I would love to hear from 




Carter and Jacob Gwynne, born to 
Karen and Geoff '78 Gwynne, 
December 18, 1996 

Terrence Talley - does anyone know 
where to find him? My family is all well, 
I have six nephews and three nieces - 
look out GDA classes of 2008 and 2012!" 
▼ Mike Reilly sent word that he and his 
wife Diane, who recently received her 
Ph.D. in psychology, are living in 
Montague, MA, near Amherst, where 
Mike is a sales manager at Allstates 
Asphalt. "I still dabble as a part-time 
soldier. Haven't seen classmates lately 
except for a golf game with Eob and Jay 
Dilorio at Ipswich in May." ▼ Jennifer 
Malamud Schaeffner wrote that she is 
enjoying motherhood immensely. Son 
Max is almost one year old. Jen has 



The Archon - Fall 1997 37 




returned to work full time, but sounds as 
though she is juggling motherhood and 
career beautifully. ▼ Pongsatorn 
Suksangium writes, "I just received the 
latest issue of The Archon. I would like to 
say hello to all my classmates and update 
them on what I've been up to. I've 
returned home (Bangkok, Thailand) after 
completing my master's at Boston 
University in December 1986. Right now, 
I'm working as a stockbroker and have 
been doing this job since May 1993. 
Before that I worked for Deutsche Bank 
AG, Bangkok Branch, for five years (three 
in lending and two in treasury/foreign 
exchange). I've been married since 
January 1992 and now have two boys, 
ages three and one-and-a-half years old. 
Ever since I came back, I only made it 
back to the States twice, in November 
1992 and April 1993, but I only managed 
to go as far as San Francisco. I really 
want to visit GDA and meet all of my 
classmates, but the long trip makes it very 
difficult for me. My two young boys are 
the main reason that I don't (and can't) 
leave home for too long. Anyway, I'm 
doing fine and sure hope that all of my 
classmates are enjoying their lives. If any 
of you should ever make it all the way 
here (Doug Brown did it back in 1993!), 
please let me know. E-mail: babar® 
loxinfo.co.th." ▼ Vinca Ingram 
Weatherlv e-mailed from southern 

J 

California saying, "I'm happy - Julianna 
is nine and Christopher Kirby is five. He 
is beginning kindergarten and feeling 
pretty smug about it. My work has taken 
a shift after seven years with the Creative 
Services Group at Amgen. I have moved 
into the engineering and operations 
group as their associate manager of 
communications. I write proposals to 
spend capital monies on various projects. 
It has given me a bird's-eye view of the 
company, which I enjoy. Two years and 
counting until I have earned my MBA 
from Pepperdine University. My hus- 
band John is an assistant service manager 
at a Chrysler/Dodge/Pontiac dealership 
- we all work way too hard." ▼ I hope 
everyone enjoyed a great fall. I'll be 
anxious to hear all the news of early 1998. 



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Nancy Lord Wickwire 

Secretary 

33 Caron Road 

Bedford, NH 03110 

(603) 472-8993 

anwick@worldnet.att.net 



John Krigbaum writes to say, "Hey! All is 



well. Married one year now. Sorry to 
miss the big Reunion. Had wedding 
obligations. I miss all my friends and am 
waiting for calls in NYC." ▼ Derrick 
Perkins missed the Reunion but has an 
excellent excuse. "Sorry to miss the 
Reunion but my wife Michele and I were 
enjoying our first child. 'Little Derrick' 
was born that day." (Saturday of Re- 
union!) Congratulations, Derrick! ▼ 
Barbara Mackay-Smith Martin writes that 
she is "still flying for United Airlines, 
running the bakery-cafe in Berryville 
with my husband Jean-Francois, and 
writing in my 'spare' time. Sorry to have 
missed the Reunion. Sounds like it was 
fun." ▼ Sloan Tyler writes, "I have been 
promoted to Lieutenant Commander and 
reassigned to teach at the Coast Guard 
Academy in New London, CT. Bobby 
Low - call me. I am the coach of the 
men's lacrosse team and need some tips. 
Scott Holloway - call me. I need a good 
deal on a new car. Hope everyone is well. 
(860) 446-9550." ▼ John Egan now has 
two kids. "We welcomed a beautiful girl 
into our family. Her name is Claire 
MacPhaol Egan and she was born on 
December 23, 1996. Her two-year-old 
brother John loves her!" John's note also 
includes the message that, "Charlie 
Barrett got married to a wonderful lady 
named Jill." ▼ Marc Rasbury promised 
me he would try to be at Reunion but did 
not make it. Did send in a detailed card, 
though. "Over the last two-and-a-half 
years, I have been very busy with many 
positive lifestyle changes. First, I got 
married to a wonderful lady named 
Tanya, who is a lawyer for NY City 
Corporation Counsel. Second, I switched 
careers going from an environmental 
engineer to a telecommunication engineer 
for NYNEX (now Bell Atlantic). I plan to 
start my own consultant firm to specialize 
in project and environmental/hazardous 
waste management. Finally, I have 
started a freelance photo-journalism 
business and have secured business with 
Essence and Vibe magazines, as well as 
the NBA and Madison Square Garden." 
T Ann (Rooney) McShea writes, "Great 
to see you again at Reunion. My new e- 
mail address is ann_rooney@smtp.nynex 
.com. Take care!" ▼ Heather Ryan 
writes, "The last two Februaries have 
been extremely eventful. In February of 
'96 I was able to attend the World 
Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 
on behalf of Lotus Development Corp. 
Typically, 2,000 world leaders (Heads of 
State, CEOs, University Presidents and 



notable Professors) meet each year to 
discuss world issues at this forum for a 
week. Although I wasn't V.I. P. enough to 
be on everyone's 'must meet' list (e.g. Bill 
Gates, Yasir Arafat, Shimon Perez, John 
Nye's father), I did manage to have 
dinner with the presidents of Hungary 
and Pakistan without spilling anything! 
Although I would have jumped at 
another opportunity to attend the '97 
forum, I spent February '97 anticipating 
and delivering my daughter, Ashley 
Vivian Ryan (even better than the forum). 
Who knows what will happen next year!" 
▼ Nancy Wickwire: "I had a wonderful 
day at the Reunion. I know everyone 
who couldn't go is probably wondering 
who did, so I will try to get the whole list: 
I don't think I had seen Claire Dober 
since we graduated. She looks exactly the 
same except her tummy is pooched out a 
bit; she is pregnant! First baby, due in 
November, if I remember correctly. ▼ 
Chapman Mayo and his wife Lohini came 
on Friday and spent Friday and Saturday 
nights in the dorms. The Mayos report 
that the lodgings were excellent. Trays of 
cookies and bottles of wine left our at 
"hospitality centers" in the evenings, 
sheets and towels provided, etc. Chap 
and Lohini won the dance contest at the 
party Saturday night. ▼ Mark Nichols 
and his wife Karen also danced up a 
storm, as did Gus Henley. ▼ Jeff Leavitt 
and his wife had a babysitter for the 
evening hours and could have danced all 
night, except they were probably fright- 
ened to enter the dance floor at the same 
time as Heather Vickers Ryan, who was 
celebrating one of her first evenings out 
alone after the birth of her baby daughter 
(husband Joe was babysitting). ▼ Ted 
Larned, Martha (Lawlor) Krauch and I 
were not so nervous about Heather, and 
decided to risk it. There were no serious 
injuries. ▼ Bobby Low was around for 
most of the day. He's still teaching and 
coaching at Holderness School in 
Plymouth, NH. T Erica Norton and her 
husband and three adorable children 
came by after lunch. Erica looks exactly 
as she did in 1982. How does she do 
that? ▼ John Leary stopped by for the 
afternoon as well. He lives in 
Newburyport now. ▼ Brandon Clark 
was there for most of the day. Brandon 
still lives in California, but his parents are 
in Massachusetts so he made the trip to 
see them and go to Reunion. I brought 
my photo albums from sophomore, junior 
and senior year, which were a hoot to 
look through. The weather was great. 



38 The Archon - Fall 1997 



Time to start getting ready for the 20th. 
T Will Friend - you are all talk and no 
action. Next time you better be there! 



'83 



Caroline S. Krause 

Secretary 

242 Locust Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(508) 777-2801 



15th Class Reunion 
une 12, 13, 14 






Aaron Halpern: "Talk about water under 
the bridge: I'm now married to Wendy 
Green, no children yet. I got a Ph.D. in 
linguistics only to change to computa- 
tional biology. I just took a faculty 
position at U.N.M. in Albuquerque - look 
me up via the University, or ahalpern® 
unm.edu. Best wishes to all." ▼ John 
Sylvain: "I've been thinking about 
writing for 13 years, so here goes nothing! 
I'm a free-lance writer living and working 
in Los Angeles. From 1987 to 1993 I was 
in Seattle starting a theater - Annex 
Theater. It's still there, going strong." 



'84 



Cathleen A. Riley Scerbo 

Secretary 

360 High Street 

Hampton, NH 03842 

(603) 926-4079 

scerbo@nh.ultranet.com 



Hi all! Hope everyone is doing well and 
enjoying the new season. Once again, it 
is a beautiful fall in New England. I am 
hoping to get down to GDA in October to 
see the new Library and Mathematics/ 
Science Center and maybe catch a soccer 
or football game. Lots of news about 
babies this month for the Class. ▼ I got a 
nice announcement this spring from 
Kathie Lambert Watt and her husband 
Gill about the newest member of their 
family. Charles Lambert Watt joined big 
sister Natalie on March 19 of this year. 
Kathie is doing well, although we missed 
seeing her and her growing family this 
summer. ▼ The annual get together with 
Elizabeth Kimball Williams was cancelled 
this year due to the arrival of Lawrence 
Williams in July He joins older brothers 
Owen and Graham. I was fortunate 
enough to be able to spend lots of quality 
time with Elizabeth and Betsy Tuthill 
Farrell last winter during my maternity 
leave with my youngest. It is always nice 
getting caught up again with everyone 
and so much fun watching our kids run 
around together. ▼ I got Betsy on the 
phone this week and she caught me up 
with the progress of her son Patrick. He 
is 15 months old now and starting to talk 



up a storm. Such a blast when they can 
communicate. Betsy caught me up on a 
couple of classmates as well. She saw 
Amie Breed and Aimee Walsh Schade 
earlier this summer. Both of them are 
sporting new daughters. ▼ Amie Breed's 
newest daughter, Natalie is also close to 
15 months old now. She and older sister 
Haley are keeping Amie busy these days. 
Amie is still out in California as is Aimee 
Schade. ▼ Aimee and her husband 
welcomed their new daughter Julia in 
April. Betsy, Amie and Aimee and there 
kids were able to spend a day together in 
Boston catching up. Betsy also men- 
tioned that she sees Kristen MacKenzie 
Pollard and her son once in a while and 
they are doing well. T I also got an e- 
mail from Gerry Tallman this week. He 
and his wife Heather are expecting their 
second child in February. They are very 
excited about making 15-month-old son 
Austen a big brother. He writes that 
Austen is "running and playing and is a 
complete joy." He and his family just 
returned from a two-week trip to the 
Tuscany region of Italy where they 
enjoyed watching Austen chase the 
pigeons with the Italian kids in the city 
squares, picking grapes at a vineyard and 
watching wine being made. Sounds 
wonderful. Back in the states, Gerry 
moved his law office to Randolph, VT, 
last year, where he is enjoying practicing 
real estate law. He send along his 
WebSite address, http://www.sover.net/ 
-gtallman for anyone interested in real 
estate information and answers to 
frequently asked legal questions. I 
scanned it and it is really easy to under- 
stand and looks really helpful. Gerry also 
mentioned that he sees Brian O'Dell and 
his wife Rachel Tadmor often. ▼ They 
too have a new baby. Son Ethan is seven 
months old, and according to Gerry, very 
cute! ▼ Finally, I saw Kim Grillo and her 
mom and dad briefly this spring. They 
are all doing well and Kim is still 
enjoying life in Concord, NH, working as 
a lawyer up there. It sounded like she 
also had a very busy social life and took 
advantage of her proximity to the 
mountains for skiing as often as possible. 
▼ As for my family, we are all doing very 
well. We have gone through a major 
quality-of-life change this year. Both Dan 
and I are now working in Portsmouth, 
NH, at Liberty Mutual, still doing 
network and desktop support, in differ- 
ent areas of the company. The move cut 
our commute by almost an hour each 
way, allowing us about 15 more waking 
hours a week at home. We are getting 
more sleep (i.e. less cranky), more 
exercise (i.e. fitting into our clothes better 



and less cranky) and spending a lot more 
time with our kids (i.e. the kids are less 
cranky!). The boys are doing well. Sean 
is now three and is still a very mellow, 
very verbal guy. He loves to read and 
sing (all the time) and has a wonderful 
imagination. Drew is our tank boy. He 
just turned one in August and is very 
physical. He likes to tackle Sean and has 
no interest in talking. He grunts at 
everything he wants, and because he is so 
cute, we gladly oblige. Dan created an 
internet site where we try to keep the 
boys' pictures up to date, for anyone 
interested, http://www.nh.ultranet.com/ 
-scerbo. Not as useful a site as Gerry's 
but worth a stop once in a while! Con- 
gratulations to all of you with new babies, 
the ones I heard about and possibly ones I 
didn't! If you get a chance, stop by GDA 
and see the new buildings, I hear they're 
spectacular. Take care and write soon! 



'85 



Nathalie E. Ames 

Secretary 

2337 N. Commonwealth 

Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60614 

(773) 883-1325 

HYPERLINK mailto: 

natames@aol.com 



Hi Class of '85. Thanks to all of you who 
sent in a reply for this issue of The ArcJwn. 
As I had mentioned in my letter, I had a 
nice summer. I was able to work hard 
and play hard. Laura and I went to 
Seattle to attend Esmee Huggard's 
wedding. She and her husband Ken 
Williams will continue to live in the 
Pacific Northwest. It was great to see 
Mike Huggard after all these years and 
spend time with Dinah Daley and Becky 
Werner. ▼ Mike and Becky Werner now 
have two children, Matt who is about 21 
months and Lindsey who is about seven 
months. Laura had a ball playing with 
them for five days! The Werner family 
also spent four weeks on the East coast 
during the month of August visiting 
friends and family. Dinah, Becky and her 
sister Jen will be staying with me in 
Chicago at the end of October while they 
attend another wedding. ▼ Ben 
Armstrong and Sean Mahoney have been 
keeping busy. They successfully sold 
their Big Planet Video stores to Block- 
buster in the early spring and are both 
now pursuing careers in the financial 
industry. There is also a strong rumor 
that Sean has gotten engaged - Congratu- 
lations! ▼ Michelle Royster has been 
working on Beacon Hill for the past few 
years in her family's tax and financial 
consulting firm, which gives her time to 



The Archon - Fall 1997 39 



Class Notes 



spend with her son Jeffrey who is one and 
a half. She says he is tons of fun and 
ironically he was born on April 15, tax 
day! T Jim Tagg writes, "The last year 
has been a busy one. I went to Mexico on 
a dive trip with Bob Reed, got together 
with Jess Gould and Basem Pharaon when 
they came through Tampa and stayed 
with Lindsay Seward while I was in 
Boston recently. Everyone is doing great! 
However, my big news is I got married 
back in March to Kimberly Janes from 
Kentucky. We are doing fine and married 
life is great. I wish everyone a terrific 
holiday season." ▼ Sarah (Soule) 
Cullinan seems to be enjoying mother- 
hood too! She writes, "My husband Brian 
and I have two wonderful girls. Our 
oldest, Holly, will be two in November 
and Jamey will be one in February. It's 
busy, but we love it. It was great to speak 
to Basem Pharaon a few months ago and I 
speak to Jill and Courtney occasionally - 
they are both enjoying their son!" ▼ 
"Hello everybody!" writes Jon Shain. 
"Lots going on here in Chapel Hill, NC. I 
got married on August 9th to Maria 
Bilinski in Raleigh, NC. Our wedding 
party included Michael Terrile, Rob 
Turner and former partisan Jim Barr. Best 
man was my brother Ross and my sister 
Dara was a bridesmaid. Also in atten- 
dance were master Jeff Kelly, Doug Kirk 
and Linda McCarthy. I also have a new 
band called 'Wake' and we just released 
our debut CD on our own label - Flyin' 
Records. Our address is P.O. Box 4624, 
Chapel Hill, NC 27515. Drop us a line." 
T Andrew Allen hopes everyone is doing 
well. He writes, "My son turned one year 
old August 24th. Great experience! His 
name is Hayden Mcleara Allen. Business 
is great in the landscaping world and 
Palm Beach is still beautiful and sunny." 
▼ Bevin Cherot writes, "I am in the Army 
Aviation Officer Advance Course at Fort 
Rucker Alabama. I'm flying OH-58D 
(armed recon) helicopters. I'm also 
getting ready for company command and 
it's looking like Fort Bragg, NC. I won't 
know for another month. No wife, no 
kids, new sports car! Cool! See ya'll 
later." ▼ Rob Cloutier is going into his 
last year of emergency medicine residency. 
He plans to start a fellowship in pediatric 
E.R. in one year. He writes, "Philadelphia 
is okay. Look forward to moving either 
back to New England or out west." ▼ 
Dennis Gately defended his dissertation 
last March and finished his Ph.D. Dennis 
and Noelle moved to Philly to start a 
postdoctoral fellowship at the Fox Chase 



Cancer Center. They live a mile from 
Rob Cloutier and his wife Nicola 
Rotberg. Their dogs play together each 
weekend for "puppy playgroup." ▼ 
Anthony Fusco writes, "My daughter 
Gabriele recently celebrated her first 
birthday. My son Nicholas is nearing 
two and a half years of age. We have our 
hands full! I started a new position as in- 
house council for a store fixture company 
in June." ▼ It is wonderful to hear from 
everyone. If you want to e-mail me my 
address is natames@aol.com. 



'87 



'86 



Jennifer L. Dupre 

Secretary 

17 Partridge Lane 

Boxford, MA 01921 

(508) 887-1988 

jdupre@cytomed.com 



Andrew Eaton: "Still residing north of 
Chicago and running my personal 
training business. Helps to be fit so I can 
keep up with my sons Justin (eight) and 
Dillon (two). Also celebrating my second 
anniversary with my wife Paige. Of 
course, I always keep an eye on east 
coast real estate - eventually I'll come 
back home." T Carey Girolami: "My 
husband Rob and I moved to North 
Carolina last July. He has started his 
own underground pet fencing business. 
I am teaching third grade at a local 
public school in my town. We're 
enjoying the wonderfully mild winters 
and living right on the beach!" ▼ Paul 
Nardone: "I was recently promoted to 
President and Chief Operating Officer at 
Annie's Homegrown Foods. The 
company recently had a public offering 
that went quite well. Married life is 
good. My wife Laura and I are proud 
parents of a beautiful golden retriever. 
Her name is Clover. If anyone's in the 
area and wants to have lunch, call me at 
(617) 889-0605. I have a great expense 
account!" ▼ Tom Wallace: "I've been 
living in the D.C. area for about five 
years now. For the past three years I've 
been working for Capital Restaurant 
Concepts (one of the area's premiere 
restaurant companies) with the past year 
spent as general manager of the city's 
number one nightclub. I'd love to see 
any GDA grads in the area get together 
and party." 



Amy F. Mack 

Secretary 

300 Mystic Valley 

Parkway 

Arlington, MA 02174 

(617) 641-1744 

amack@mcgraw-hill.com 



Hello, sweet class of '87! At long last, I 
give you my farewell Archon column and 
a quick and dirty recap of our tremen- 
dous Reunion, so long ago in June. 
Where, oh where, has the summer gone? 
First of all, I would like to thank everyone 
who attended this year's Reunion, 
fabulously too numerous to mention, and 
the entire GDA Alumni staff who put that 
weekend together and provided those 
endless beverages. Whew. Next, I 
especially want to thank Pam Chase 
Paradee, for agreeing, clearly in a 
moment of confusion and poor judge- 
ment, but agreeing nonetheless, to take 
over as Class Secretary. Thank you, and 
sure, I'll help out once in a while.... Now, 
as for Reunion. How was it? What can I 
possible say? It was fantastic, again. We 
definitely have the makings for many 
more excellent weekends with our 
current attendance record. According to 
the Alumni office, we had more people 
come to our tenth then have come to a 
tenth in years. When people fly into 
town from all over the place, Seattle, 
California, Michigan, Wyoming, Colo- 
rado, Virginia and Newburyport (you all 
know who you are), how can we go 
wrong? The dedication is amazing. 
Though, I must say, some folks from 
other places, Texas, in particular, were 
sorely missed, and no excuses will be 
accepted for not coming to the ten 
reunions, or calling your long lost 
friends. I ask you, where else can you 
have continuous entertainment, shocking 
surprises, become completely sleep 
deprived and leave with a laughter- 
induced stomach-ache that actually takes 
a few days to heal? Nowhere else, my 
friends, but buggy Byfield. As most of 
you who could not make it can imagine, 
simply from checking out our class photo 
on page 20, and in particular just check- 
ing out John "Chud" Roach (he is in the 
front row, between Amy and Jahnna. . .no, 
go look at it now, I'll wait.. .crazy, huh?), it 
was great to see everyone again, and 
witness how we are all getting along in 
life. For instance, some folks have sadly 
gotten a bit older. Example: Dave 
Bonenko and Kip Brown actually needed 
to rest on the way down to the beach 



40 The Archon -Fall 1997 



(maybe a 50-yard walk, yes, in sand, 
but...) with a fairly light cooler, which 
became lighter with every stop they 
made. They made several. On the other 
hand, some of our classmates have 
actually gotten younger: Chris 
Dobrosielski ran the Pie Race route twice 
as a warm up, won it by miles, came back 
halfway to meet Anita Russo Bartschat 
and I to help push Anita's beautiful, but 
not very fast, son Cristoph (age one), then 
jogged it again for reasons completely 
unknown to me, who barely finished. 
Surprisingly, some yo-yos have become 
quite acrobatic in their advancing years: 
Jim "Taco" Andriotakis took a Half 
Gainer, or was it a Triple Lindy, into an 
excavation pit one dark and scary night. 
(Yes, part of the new building campaign 
on campus. No, not a shallow pit by any 
stretch of the imagination.) Luckily, Todd 
Crabtree was there to poll the judges, but 
somehow everyone ended up on the 
ground with an attack of those stomach- 
cramping giggles that were going around 
all weekend. Some of our friends have 
remained much the same, and just as 
surly: Chud. Others have altered their 
appearances quite a bit: Chud? Julie? Is 
that you? And then, some folks came 
right out of the blue! Nate Greene and 
Jason Kneissler, it was just great to see 
you there! Please stay in touch. And 
finally, far too many in our class have 
gone off and gotten married and started 
having kids!!! What is up with that? We 
are only ten years out, you know...uh, 
well, still, it seems so soon! Luckily, 
everyone has managed to find great 
mates so far, and has had the cutest kids 
ever, so it is fun to have the extras 
around! All in all, it was a brilliant time, 
thanks to everyone who came and the 
hilarious stories and memories we all 
have to share. Do you think they get 
funnier as we get older? Seems like it. 
Anyway, 1 had a blast and hope you all 
did, too. Keep in touch and start plan- 
ning your next trip to Byfield in five! 
Finally, on a much sadder note, I want to 
extend my condolences to Ann Blair, 
whose father passed away unexpectedly 
this summer. Ann, it was so nice to see 
you and your family in June, and I hope 
you know that many people are thinking 
of you and wish you well. Well, guys, 
that's it. I'm sure I've proven my senility 
with this brief account of Reunion and 
forgotten numerous people, places and 
things, but, as usual, I'm already past the 
deadline for this article and I'm hungry. 
So, I'm off. See you, keep in touch, and 
write to Pam!!! 




Erika J. S. Buell 

Secretary 

9 Wesley Street, #4 

Newton Corner, MA 

02158 

erika.buell@haledorr.com 



10th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

Dave Adams: "My wife Deborah and I 
are proud to announce the birth of our 
first child, Muriel Emery Adams, on 
August 19, 1997 at 9:38 a.m. She weighed 
in at 8 lbs. 8 oz. I recently visited Jill 
Packard and Dave Miller '87 at their 
apartment in Derry, NH. They are doing 
well. My e-mail address currently is 
adamsdl@bsci.com." ▼ Matthew Caron: 
"I am down in Richmond, VA, at the 
Steward School, teaching economics. I 
have shacked up with my fiancee Kristen 
Kawa from Syracuse, NY. The wedding 
is June 27, 1998. My best to all." T John 
Khantzian: "Received my Master's in 
business administration from Boston 
University and have started a new job 
with Janssen Pharmaceutical, a subsidiary 
of Johnson & Johnson." ▼ Kara 
Moheban: "I've been extremely busy 
over the past few months, studying for 
the bar exam, relocating to New Hamp- 
shire (I'm clerking for the New Hamp- 
shire Supreme Court) and planning my 
wedding. Jason McLoy '89 and I are 
getting married in August 1998. Congrats 
to Brendon O'Brien on his engagement. 
I'm looking forward to catching up with 
everyone at our 10th. Jason and I had a 
great weekend with Jed Mixter on 
Squirrel Island." ▼ Dan Morison: "Been 
living in NYC for a couple years now. 
Saw David Hanlon last week. We spent 
time catching up with each other and 
made some other friends while in New 
York. Interested in a survivors party. 
Peace." ▼ Hugh Ogilvie: "I am cur- 
rently obtaining experience in order to 
become a criminal defense lawyer, 
visiting magistrates courts and police 
stations on a regular basis. I am still 
writing music reviews and volunteering 
for a homeless charity and drugs agency. 
I'd love to hear from anyone in the Class 
of '88, particularly Cabot Orton, Jeff 
Abrams and Matt Caron. Take care 
everyone." ▼ Carrie Walton Penner: 
"I'm looking forward to seeing everyone 
next June at our tenth Reunion! This fall 
my husband Greg and I are getting ready 
for the arrival of our first child in late 
October. I see Jenny Petschek fairly often 
and she is keeping busy working for 
Honis Cellars in Napa. Heather Hinrichs 
stopped by in August while interviewing 



in Palo Alto, and will likely be moving 
here later this fall." T Lisa (Sweeney) 
Ryan: "I have just recently moved to 
Ottawa, KS, where my husband and I are 
working at Ottawa University. My 
husband Steve is coaching football and I 
am teaching a couple of education classes. 
We have a new baby daughter, Madison 
Leah Ryan, born January 31, 1997." T 
John Sullivan: "Did Much Ado About 
Nothing with Paul Wann this past summer 
and am now moving to New York City. I 
have changed my last name to what was 
my middle name (Sullivan). Goodbye 
John Meyers, hello John Sullivan." 



'89 



Kristin A. Brown 
Secretary 
GDA Unit 7 
Byfield, MA 01922 
(508) 462-0752 
kbrown@gda.org 



Greetings from GDA - land of the new 
buildings! I hope everyone has a chance 
in the near future to visit the campus and 
see what wonderful new facilities we 
now have. The new library is beautiful 
and its views of the athletic fields are 
magnificent. It really makes one want to 
study. The math and science center is 
more technologically advanced than I can 
figure but a true sign of how far GDA has 
come in that arena. OK, news from the 
class.... ▼ Mariah Lilly Azarovitz writes, 
"Hello everyone! Married life and 
motherhood couldn't be better. Mike 
(who some of you met at our five-year 
reunion) and I are the proud new parents 
of our one-month-old son, Benjamin. 
Best wishes to all!" Congratulations, 
Mariah! ▼ Hawley Appleton has been 
busy with many things this fall. She is 
completing her museum studies courses 
this year and interning at the Harvard 
Museum for their Ancient Cultures 
division. She says it is fascinating. She is 
also still working at Appleton's full time. 
She has seen Sam Temple who is in the 
area and Chante Lampton who was 
visiting for the weekend. She is also 
helping her sister get organized for her 
wedding next October. Hawley is still 
living in her studio in Cambridge and 
loving it. She asks, "Where is Cate 
MacLachlan?" ▼ Allison Hyder writes, 
"Not much to report here except that I 
just moved. Not a big move - still living 
on the same street on Beacon Hill - but I 
am now living in a one-bedroom, which 
is great! I am still working at the Weber 
Group (public relations) in Cambridge, 
where I have been for more than three 
years. I am looking forward to the fall 
and especially the trip I just booked to 



The Archon - Fall 1997 41 




Jamaica in November. I hope everyone is 
doing well!" ▼ Susannah Griffin writes, 
"I moved to Manhattan last winter and I 
am currently working as a CPA at Ernest 
and Young. I would enjoy hearing from 
classmates. E-mail: Susannah. griffin@ey 
.com." It was great to hear from you 
Susannah, it has been a long time! ▼ The 
summer has been filled with weddings 
for many of us, I am sure. Many of our 
classmates were included in the long list 
of weddings that have taken place. ▼ Joy 
Fosdick Chuba was married in June and 
Renee Jespersen, Ashley Newbert, Jessica 
Clapp and Jen Ashare were in attendance. 
She and her husband Jim are now living 
in Somerville. ▼ Jessica Cowles Pidgeon 
was married in July to her husband Bill. I 
was lucky enough to be at the beautiful 
wedding at her mom's home in Camden, 
ME. They took a wonderful two-week 
honeymoon in Bermuda. Bill left 
September 8 for Kuwait for four months. 
He is a third mate on an oil tanker in the 
Gulf. Jess's job is still great. ▼ M.J. 
Forrest was married in July as well to his 
wife Katherine. His wedding was a blast 
with a few of our GDA friends in 
attendance including myself, Dan 
Nadeau, Pat Riley and Derek Van Vliet. 
▼ Speaking of Derek Van Vliet, he and 
his wife Megan were married in Septem- 
ber at a beautiful and fun wedding in 
Marblehead. M.J., Dan, Pat and Renee 
were all in the wedding and in a future 
edition of The Archon you will see a 
picture of the large GDA crew in atten- 
dance. ▼ As for Pat Riley, he will be 
getting married on October 25 along with 
Chuck Kahn who will also be married on 
October 25. Rob Wattie and Matt Dowing 
will be in Chuck's wedding and Dan, M.J. 
and Derek will be in Pat's wedding. ▼ 
Dan Nadeau has big news to share. 
Nicole Young accepted his proposal of 
marriage on July 18 and they are plan- 
ning a wedding for next fall. He has seen 
many of our classmates at various get 
togethers, engagement parties and 
weddings. ▼ Rob Ashworth also became 
engaged last spring and he and his fiance 
Tammy are planning a wedding for next 
fall as well. ▼ Renee Jespersen is 
finishing up her final year in medical 
school. She did a rotation in Boston this 
summer but has since returned to Tulane 
for her fourth year following a trip to a 
surgical conference in Hawaii that she 
was selected for. ▼ Jen Ashare is also 
finishing up school and is in her third 
year of law school. T As for me, I am 
ill working here in admissions and yes, 



I am still living in Moody. I am in the 
midst of my busy travel schedule, 
meeting kids all over the country. As 
always, you all have an open invitation to 
visit GDA at any time. I hope you are 
doing well and look forward to seeing 
and hearing from you soon! 



'90 



Robin A. Remick 

Secretary 

1755 York Avenue, #9H 

New York, NY 10128-6866 

(212) 831-4109 

Lori I. Weener 

Secretary 

331 Garden Street, #2 

Hoboken, NJ 07030 

(201)714-7395 

lori.weener@nambro.com 



Shannon Davenport: "I am living in Rye 
with my parents and attending U.N.H. 
full time. I am getting my M.A.T and 
getting certified to teach high school 
English." ▼ Glenn Johnson: "I'm 
working as an administrative assistant at 
UMASS, still studying and writing 
poetry. I also lead diversity and leader- 
ship workshops. I'm seriously consider- 
ing moving to NYC to try acting again 
and live in the metropolis! Saw Kevin 
O'Handley not too long ago. I would 
love to hear from anyone and everyone 
from GDA. My address is 106 Linden 
Street, #1L, Holyoke, MA 01040. Phone: 
(413)536-9260. E-mail: glennjo@umext. 
umass.edu." ▼ Jeffery Leggette: "I am 
doing very well. I'm a happy bachelor 
living in a home in Compton, CA. I 
graduated from California State Univer- 
sity, Dominguez Hills, with a B.S. degree 
in accounting (May 1996). I have been a 
salesman for Frito-Lay Inc. here in sunny 
California for the past year and a half. I 
also talk to Ike Suggs '78 periodically. I 
visit Kimani Jones once a year in San 
Diego when his team (UTEP Miners) 
plays San Diego State University in 
basketball. I've been dating a young lady 
for the past five years and marriage is a 
topic of discussion, but marriage isn't in 
my plans for a couple of years." ▼ 
Heather (Knapp) Livingston: "Hi 
everyone. Just thought I'd let you know 
that I just got married! Mitch and I are 
now living in Pennsylvania and working 
hard on restoring our old stone house." 



'91 



Nicole F. LaTour 
Secretary 
127 W. 56th Street 
New York, NY 10019 
nicole_la_tour@miramax.com 



I hope that everyone is enjoying their fall, 
I certainly welcome it. After a summer 
full of activities it's nice to have some 
cooler weather and catch up with some 
people. ▼ Here in the city I have seen 
quite a bit of Alison Magee '89, who has 
recently moved back here, and had 
dinner with Alison and Kathryn DiNanno 
'90, who works at Christie's Auction 
House with Alexis Colby. ▼ Catherine 
Tuthill and Alexis are both busy training 
for this year's NYC Marathon. They have 
tried to recruit me to join them, but I 
think it would be safest for all involved 
for me to simply stand on the sidelines 
and cheer very loudly. T Nick Dunham 
escaped the craziness of the city this 
summer for a hiking expedition in 
Montana with his brother. Nick told me 
that Meredith Kalil has moved to Atlanta 
where she is further pursuing a career in 
advertising. ▼ Mike Aron writes that he 
has just celebrated his first wedding 
anniversary and hopes to catch up with 
Todd Bairstow, Mike Burke, Becky Baker 
and Easton Craft in October to help 
celebrate this occasion. ▼ Out on the 
West Coast, Pete Jacobs had a summer 
filled with San Francisco adventures. 
Pete is working at Young & Rubicam 
Advertising and writes a mean e-mail 
(definitely Class Secretary material, keep 
him in mind next time around. I am sorry 
Pete, but I must plant the seed early). 
Pete recently celebrated his 25th birthday 
and had quite a soiree. Bence Oliver was 
in attendance and of course his presence 
was marked with some sort of event 
complete with a gang altercation, you 
know the usual. ▼ Graeme Jones writes 
that he has finished his degree at Ply- 
mouth State and will be coaching lacrosse 
there this spring. He continues to be a ski 
instructor at Waterville Valley in the 
winters and is hoping to be a full-time 
teacher next fall, possibly at Holderness. 
▼ Alanna Caffrey is pursuing a M.A. in 
Irish studies. She will be in Dublin for 
the fall of '97 finishing her degree. ▼ 
Scott Miller has been a district manager in 
the circulation department of the 
Burlington Times-News in North Carolina 
since graduation. He went to the police 
academy in July to obtain his certification 
as a law enforcement officer. He hopes to 
be working for either the sheriff's 



12 The Archon - Fall 1997 



department or the city police department 
by the end of 1997. T Things in Chicago 
are going well for Brian Novelline. He is 
living with David Corbett and another 
friend from Northwestern. Stratton 
Newbert visited while in town on 
business and Phil Gatchel spent a few 
nights in their apartment. Phil was 
taking a short break on his journey to 
experience every baseball park in the 
nation. T Stratton Newbert has a new 
job in Cambridge where he is part of the 
design team for the new Logan Airport 
Hilton Hotel and is looking forward to 
seeing that project to completion. 
Stratton is also dabbling in small bridge 
design as well. He sees Matt Murphy, 
who recently deserted us here in New 
York for greener pastures in Beantown, 
and Easton Craft quite a bit. They all 
went to see Todd Bairstow in action as the 
Lowell Spinners "Canalagator" Mascot, 
the Red Sox A farmteam. Todd, Stratton 
says he has pictures. ..perhaps next issue? 
Stratton lias also caught the running bug 
and will be running in his first marathon 
on November 9th in Rhode Island. ▼ 
Also in Boston, Karen Queen is really 
enjoying being back home and her first 
year at Northeastern Law School. ▼ This 
summer Karen ran into Ruby Van Loan 
up in Maine. Ruby is back living in New 
Hampshire and working at a day care 
center. ▼ Good luck to all the runners, 
and FYI Leah Colangelo is studying to 
become a massage therapist so you may 
want to look her up.... As always, please 
keep in touch. 



'92 



Joshua C. Lapp in 
Secretary 

1677 Beacon Street, #3 
Brookline, MA 02146 
(617)731-0868 
jlappin@bancroft.pvt.kl2. ma. us 



Well, our first Reunion is in the books, 
and I must say I won't forget it. Things 
got a little crazy in Eames dormitory on 
Friday and Saturday night, but I think 
everybody had a great time. In honor of 
our successful Reunion, I decided to come 
out of retirement and make yet another 
Top Ten list. I know it's been a long time, 
but I will do my best not to offend 
anyone. The Top Ten Things Overheard 
During Reunion '97: 10) No, Mr. 
Moonves, I don't know anything about 
any golf cart. 9) I never knew Eames 
could be this much fun. (Former Perkins 
resident.) 8) So you slept in your car too, 
huh? 7) Who said you could have our 
beer? 6) Eighty seven!! Eighty seven!! 5) 
Hey baby! Take me for a test drive! (The 
golf cart.) 4) Hey baby! Take me for a test 



drive! (Jon Kazanjian) 3) This place is 
trashed. Was somebody throwing fruit? 
2) No, Jon, I don't know anything about 
any fire extinguisher. 1) We paid a lot of 
money for that band. Somebody get in 
there and dance! ▼ I received a good 
amount of postcards back this time 
around. Looks like everyone is starting 
to get busy with their careers at this 
point. ▼ Sam Nickerson is working at 
Brammell Capital Management as a 
Biotechnology analyst in New York City. 
Sam is looking for Tim Ghetto, as is Miles 
van Rensselaer, who is still working in 
the sculpting business. ▼ Miles writes, 
"Still playing the game of indentured 
servitude in the most Christian corner of 
Pennsylvania, but only for another six to 
eight months, then perhaps San Fran- 
cisco. The bronze has gotten monumental 
(12' +) and the hours unbearable (50-60 a 
week) but the boss is still insane. Look- 
ing for subjects for life casting. ..any 
willing participants call (610) 749-0401. 
Any news on the location of Queen Brave 
Lion?" ▼ Peter Vasicko graduated from 
Elmira College this June. ▼ Gus Mergins 
recently received the Senior Art Prize for 
Men for studio art at Lawrence Univer- 
sity. ▼ Randy Hemming writes that he 
was sorry he missed Reunion, as he heard 
it was a lot of fun, especially for Jon K. 
(See #2 on above list.) Presently, Randy is 
interning at a large financial consulting 
firm in California and is making plans to 
move in with his girlfriend. Randy will 
be graduating from college soon with a 
double option in business. ▼ Randy's 
former football teammate Joe Montminy 
is now in his first year of law school at 
the University of Miami (FL). ▼ Melissa 
Margarones is in Maine teaching fresh- 
man English at Edward Little High 
School. Melissa writes that she is loving 
her work and also the sailing team that 
she joined in Portland. ▼ Melissa saw 
Hoyt Morgan driving an antique ship at a 
recent race, but didn't get a chance to say 
hi, as his race was over before hers. ▼ 
Grace Jeanes wants to thank everyone 
who worked in the fifth reunion cam- 
paign, and to everyone who came back to 
campus in June. Grace is working at the 
Harvard Business School in the develop- 
ment office, but recently found time to go 
up to Toronto for vacation. ▼ Also 
working at Harvard is Erin Elwell who is 
enjoying her work at the medical school. 
▼ Christina Morse is back from Costa 
Rica, and is now moving out to Colorado 
where she will work for Mission Wolf, an 
education facility. Christina is now doing 
research as well as educational work with 
49 wolves. ▼ Brooke Whiting is now at 
the University of Pennsylvania for 



graduate studies in landscape architec- 
ture. ▼ David Olshansky is now at Kent 
Law School in Chicago after finishing a 
successful undergraduate program at 
Miami. T Chris Ruggerio is still working 
in New Jersey and managed to keep in 
touch with Matt Remis who is now 
teaching at Kimble Union Academy. ▼ 
Jon Kazanjian writes that Reunion was 
great, but that next time Martin 
Laperierre and Pat Gervais are dead 
(again, see #2 in above list). ▼ Jon's 
buddy Pete Costello worked at MTV's 
The Real World Boston as a camera man 
this year after working in The Real World 
in Miami. This summer, Pete took an 
innovative film course in Maine and is 
now looking for film production work in 
NYC or L.A. ▼ As for me, I am now 
teaching sixth grade geography and 
eighth grade algebra at Bancroft School in 
Worcester. I'm living in Brookline with 
some friends of mine from college, and 
having a great time not having to be on 
duty at night and on the weekends 
anymore like I did last year. I miss good 
old Fessenden, but I'm glad to be 
teaching where they don't know me as a 
student. Feel free to send e-mail to me at 
any time. Thanks again to everyone who 
helped out with Reunion. 



'93 



Saundra E. Watson 

Secretary 

81 Governor Winthrop 

Road 

Somerville, MA 02145 

(617) 776-5286 



5th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

Use Abusamra: "Hi! Well, I'm just 
finishing my second month at my first 
'real job!' Working as an admission 
counselor at Vassar college after working 
all summer interviewing prospective 
students at Bates. I love it so far. I'll be 
traveling basically all fall, so it should 
stay interesting. Did my first marathon 
this summer with a runner friend from 
Bates - wonderful experience - can't wait 
to do another!" ▼ Jason Benedict: 
"Having a great time studying abroad at 
Curtin University in Perth, Australia." ▼ 
Amy Chase: "In France studying at the 
Institute for American Universities. 
Enjoying it very much - beautiful 
country! Hello to everyone!" ▼ Shawn 
Ferullo: "Things have been busy this 
summer. I graduated from Boston 
University in May. I got married in June 
and I'm now starting medical school at 
Boston University School of Medicine." 



The Archon - Fall 1997 43 



Class Notes 



T Kristen Hand: "I spent the two 
months following graduation from 
Bowdoin on a remote island in Canada 
having been granted an artist residency. 
The time was incredibly productive 
artistically, and the simplicity' of life there 
was indescribable. I am now living in 
Manhattan working in Soho as the 
Associate Production Manager for the 
magazine Antiques. It is a diverse, artistic, 
fast-paced job I like very much. It is great 
to finally be in the same city as Derek 
Ambrosi. He is doing very well and 
pursuing his goals as far as the entertain- 
ment industry is concerned. Congratula- 
tions to my ninth grade roommate Karen 
Filip on her summer wedding! Take 
care." ▼ Jonathan Jett: "I'm in my fifth, 
and hopefully final, year at Villanova. 
Spent last summer in Europe taking 
classes and backpacking around. Going 
to Australia in the fall where I'll see 
Ashley Russell '95 who is over there 
studving abroad." ▼ Shawn Markey: 
"I'm moving to San Antonio, TX, to teach 
physics and coach football and baseball. 
I'm looking forward to the nice weather 
for a change. I will be driving with Jon 
Kazanjian '92 who I see often. If you're in 
the area, give me a call. It is a beautiful 
city." ▼ Lissa Murnane: "There's 
nothing going on - I'm graduating from 
Tufts and probably traveling in Europe. 
Oh yeah! My new novel and swimsuit 
calendar are coming out this spring. Just 
kidding! Hello to all!" T Michael 
Nadeau: "I'm working hard at Coopers 
and Lybrand in computer assurance 
services. Have a five-bedroom apartment 
in Brookline and it's really awesome - 
five roommates from Union. I love 
Boston. Give me a call if you're in the 
city (617) 739-7448." T Jaime Nolan: "Hi 
everyone, I graduated from Wittenburg 
this June and I am working at Channel 7 
(NBC) in Boston, operating the cameras 
(robotic control). I have not talked to 
anyone in ages and would love to! I am 
still living in Marblehead, MA, and love 
my job at WHDH!" T Sanjeev Rajan: 
"Graduated from Carnegie Mellon 
University. Attending U.C. Hastings Law 
School in San Francisco." ▼ Anne 
Savage: "Everything is going very well. I 
have moved to Washington, DC, to take a 
job working for the Department of Justice 
after spending the summer at U.C. 
Berkeley It's great to finally be out of 
school, although I'm sure that grad school 
v.bly isn't very far away." ▼ Sandra 
: "I'm living in Somerville, MA, 
. h four friends from college and 



working full time at a residential home 
for adolescents. Everything is going 
great!" ▼ Shirani Wickramasinghe: "I 
am in Ohio still. I will be taking classes 
this summer and fall trimester and will 
graduate in the spring. I am working in a 
kindergarten." ▼ Christopher Yeagley: 
"I'm living outside of New York City, 
working for Merrill Lynch. Looking 
forward to seeing everybody at Reunion. 
Mv new address is: 308 Trinitv Court, #2, 
Princeton, NJ 08540." 



'94 



Kristen L. Marvin 
Secretary 

2140 L Street NW, #704 
Washington, DC 20037 
(202) 496-0726 
man's@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu 



Well, like most of us in the Class of 1994, 1 
am graduating in May and am pretty 
excited about it. I am an electronic media 
major/Spanish minor. ▼ Matt Prunier 
and Niki Abdulla are both graduating 
with me from G.W. and are looking 
forward to it. T Cathy Perry is still at 
Georgetown and is looking forward to 
part of her spring in London. ▼ Lisa 
Maffei is spending this semester in Bath, 
England. She visited Wales and London, 
and is now in Paris. ▼ Erin Canavin is 
having a good time in Boston, attending 
UMass Boston. ▼ Gilbert Farmer is a 
senior at Franklin Pierce. He is doing a 
walk across Europe - four countries, 1200 
miles - from Salzburg to Paris for the 
semester. He'll be back in Westfield, NJ, 
on November 3. ▼ Kate Savage had an 
enjoyable, relaxing summer. She spent a 
month in Atlanta with a friend and the 
rest of her summer at home with her 
family. She's looking forward to her final 
year at Lawrence. ▼ Melissa King spent 
last semester in Australia's tropical forest 
studying marine biology. She is now in 
Canton, NY, student-teaching biology as 
she has already finished her biology 
major at St. Lawrence. By the end of this 
semester she should have her teaching 
certificate. E-mail her at 
x811@music.stlawu.edu. ▼ Kurt 
Danielson spent his summer working for 
the U.S. Forest Service in Arkansas as a 
tour guide in a cave called Blanchard 
Springs Caverns in the Ozark National 
Forest. In October, he's flying to Minne- 
sota to analyze a core of a lake that has 
been taken so he can figure out the 
climate in Minnesota over the past 10,000 
years. ▼ Steve Tagg is having fun at 
school. This past summer he was in 



Florida for five weeks painting his 
brother's house and the rest of the 
summer was in New Hampshire with 
Jenn Mulloy and Worm (Dan 
Vermeersch). Steve's trying to graduate 
in June. ▼ Michelle Dumas is busy at 
Gettysburg. She is student-teaching 
eighth grade English this semester and 
says it's a nightmare. Over the summer 
she worked at a country club and 
traveled to Arizona for a sororitv conven- 

J 

tion. ▼ Rahul Sivaprasad is still at 
Whittier. He's applying to graduate 
schools to do his masters in communica- 
tions/broadcasting. ▼ Sue Armato is 
graduating in May with a BSBA in sports 
administration. Over the summer she 
worked for the National Association of 
Intercollegiate Athletics in Tulsa, OK. 
Her new goal in life is to own an NBA 
team by the time she's 50. ▼ Juan Lopez 




Mark Ferrara '93 and Damu Courtney 
'94 accepting ROTC awards at Holy 
Cross, April 11, 1997 

is in El Salvador graduating with a 
technical degree in advertising. He will 
hopefully be in Orlando, FL, in February 
recording arts and film production at Full 
Sail. Currently he is working at a bar in 
Zona Rosa and with his cousin on some 
original music. He has his diving permit 
and is looking forward to a trip to Roatan, 
Belize, to go diving. His e-mail is 
aes@sal.gbm.net. ▼ Cara Costanza is a 
copy editor at her school newspaper at 
UNH. She is graduating in May with a 
degree in journalism. She says that Chris 
Rice is well at St. Lawrence and Chris 
Keybida '95 is having a good trimester at 
RTF. T Josh Manring is majoring in 
international studies at Rollins College 
and is a member of the highly-ranked 
tennis team. ▼ Thank you everyone who 
wrote and e-mailed me. Until next time 
GDA.... 



44 The Archon - Fall 1997 



'95 



Laura B. Barnes 

Secretary 

1905 E University 

Drive, P234 

Tempe, AZ 85281 

(602) 921-7820 

lbbarnes@asu.edu 



Eric Whittier is "back in the swing of 
things" and is working as a trainer with 
both the football and women's lacrosse 
teams. The "summer went by fast and I 
was able to play golf with Matt and Lou 
although we missed Sung this summer 
because he stayed at school." ▼ Ed 
Guzman is sports editor of the Stanford 
Daily and has been busy warding off 
media calls inquiring about Chelsea 
Clinton. He's already had a run in with 
the Secret Service too!!! ▼ Amy Collins 
has chosen environmental studies as her 
major and is busy fulfilling all the 
requirements. She "hopes that everyone 
is doing well!!" ▼ Also doing the science 
thing is Todd Robbins who writes, "I 
worked for the USEPA (U.S. Environmen- 
tal Protection Agency) this past summer 
on a Bates internship. I worked in 
projects for monitoring rivers, such as the 
Penobscott in Maine and the Charles 
River in Boston. This fall I'm taking a 
break from running and rowing crew 
instead. I also saw Orlando in NYC this 
summer and he is well. ▼ Dana Coholan 
is busy at school doing the science thing 
too as a biochemistry major. She's living 
in Florida sharing her apartment with her 
dog. ▼ Miranda Trussell is also in 
Florida living, working and taking classes 
in Walt Disney World as part of the 
Disney College program. T Chandlee 
Gore is living and studying too, but not in 
Florida. She's been in Chile since July 
and is really having a blast as an ex- 
change student!!! ▼ I had the chance to 
catch up with Lindsay Swallow this past 
summer. She, too, is studying abroad in 
Bonn, Germany, for a year. She says 
"Hello" to everyone. T Ksenija Topic 
spent her summer traveling in and out of 
Boston where she took summer courses at 
Boston University. T Zeynep Guchan 
stayed in Washington, DC, this past 
summer instead of going home to Turkey. 
She's living in her own place and 
definitely loves it!!!! T Nicole Costello 
had an interesting summer. She writes, 
"This summer I worked as disc jockey for 
the Lowell Spinners baseball team, a 
single A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. 
The highlight of the season for me was 
when Bret Saberhagen pitched in Lowell 
as part of his rehab assignment. At his 
press conference after the game he said, 
The music in Lowell was great and the 
D.J. should be playing music at Fenway 



Park!!'" ▼ Arnaud Lessard kept busy 
this summer working as a server in 
Newburyport and traveling to Europe in 
August. He visited many places such as 
Hungary, Greece and Italy ▼ I, too, have 
been busy traveling I work for an airline 
part time and get awesome flight benefits. 
I have traveled mainly in the United 
States visiting tons of new places like San 
Diego, San Francisco and Denver. I 
managed to fly back to Boston three 
times! I ran into Dana Pascucci '93 a few 
times at Arizona State University and 
have spoken to him over the phone. 
Rahul Sivaprasad '94 visited me last 
spring; he was driving back to New 
Hampshire from California. We did the 
sightseeing thing!! Otherwise things 
have been really hot here in Arizona, but 
I'm surviving. I hope to hear from more 
of you next time. 



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Jeffrey R. LaBelle 
Secretary 
Hamilton College 
198 College Hill Road 
Clinton, NY 13323 
(603) 668-5906 

Janna Panall 

Secretary 

Hobart and William Smith 

2510 Scandling Center 

Geneva, NY 14456 

(315)781-4463 

panall@hws.edu 



I'm sure everybody enjoyed their return 

to school and the good times. I wish 

more of you had returned the cards, but I 

was pleasantly surprised by some people. 

▼ Lauren Carter says "hello" to everyone 

and is currently attending Wheaton 

College with Mara 

Zanfagna. She is a 

psychology major 

and hopes to 

graduate by the year 

2000. T Jason 

Randlett enjoyed his 

summer and plans 

to transfer to school 

somewhere in the 

Boston area. He is 

currently living off 

campus at U.M.O. 

but plans to visit 

Boston often. ▼ 

Todd Winters has 

returned to New 

England College 

and started off-ice 

training for hockey. 

He spent his 

summer in 



Manchester, NH, and enjoyed visiting 
many of his GDA friends. T Brian 
Rybicki has transferred from Holy Cross 
to Northeastern University and can't wait 
to go to school in Boston. This summer 
he worked at Yellowstone National Park 
and had a great time. ▼ Jane Livingston 
is attending UNH while living at home in 
North Hampton, NH. She is striving 
toward her bachelor of fine arts in 
photography and spends her spare time 
working for a glass blowing gallery. T 
Michael Silverio, "SAVS," worked over 
the summer at Blockbuster Video and 
watched numerous free movies. If 
anyone is in Atlanta, Mike wants you to 
look him up. He wishes everyone to have 
a great sophomore year. ▼ Tobi Szuts 
complains that his summer was fairly 
listless after returning from Germany in 
mid-July. He has spoken to Jeff Jassmond 
up at Reed College and has immersed 
himself in the music scene. ▼ Todd 
Walters again spent much of his summer 
at Plum Island as a lifeguard. He was 
happy to see everyone at Cat's place in 
Annisquam and is looking forward to a 
great year. ▼ Katie Lyons was a cocktail 
waitress this summer and made tons of 
cash. At the end of the summer, she 
purchased a new car and drove cross 
country. She loves living in the Alpha 
Chi Omega house at C.U. Boulder and 
doesn't anticipate returning to Byfield in 
the near future. ▼ Katie Renna has 
returned to B.C. and hopes the football 
team does better than the pre-season 
predictions. She spent some time at home 
this summer before returning to Fishers 
Island for the month of August. ▼ Mike 
Shedosky spent his summer at home and 
attended bartending school. He is still 
searching for a job up here. ▼ Scott 




LA Gathering, June 1997 

Back: Jorge Flores '96, Jordy Miller '97, Brandi Hall '97, Astrid 
Garcia '97, Sandy Padilla '97, Naomi Fink '99, Jessica Watson 
'01; Front: Mariseia Aguilera '95, Ed Guzman '95, Kristin Brown 
'89(Admission), Paul Scibetta, Jesse Lee '99, Ayeisha Morgan '99 



The Archon - Fall 1997 45 




Grenier spent his summer with Brad 
Russell and just had his 21st birthday. ▼ 
Finally, even though I worked two jobs 
almost the entire summer, I had a great 
time. I am still playing hockey for some 
odd reason and might have the chance to 
travel to Cairo, Egypt, in the spring. I 
have talked to Cam Larson, Jodi Leverone 
'97 and Top Charanachitta '97 around the 
Hamilton campus. Good luck to every- 
one. 



'97 



Jessie M. Gannett 

Secretary 

RR #2, Box 1403 

Thornton, NH 03223 

(603) 726-3458 

Rachel A. Lipman 

Secretary 

5 Hallisey Drive 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(508) 462-6793 

Brian R. Marvin 

Secretary 

2B Washington Road 

Atkinson, NH 03811 

(603) 362-4160 

brian@scoot.netis.com 



Hello everyone! This is Brian Marvin 
reporting from the back woods of 
Atkinson, NH. I hope everyone who is 
starting college this year is adjusting well. 
My fall is going well, but I hate to see the 
warm weather go. My plans have 
slightly changed this year since I have 
decided to defer from college this year 
and make some dough for next year. 
Currently I'm finishing up the tail end of 
my summer job at my local Shaw's 
supermarket where I have been further- 
ing my education by bagging groceries 
and stocking ice cream (yeah, right). I got 
a chance to see Katie Little over the 
summer when her family and I went to 
the New Hampshire Highland Games 
and then to Katie's home town of Putney 
where we partied 'till the cows came 
home, literally (we were in Vermont after 
all). ▼ Joe Nicastro says he's doing well 
and adjusting to the Bowdoin life. He 
plans to play baseball in the spring. The 
work is difficult, but Joe says he's 
keeping up just fine. ▼ Sam Goldworm 
is currently in the pre-med program at 
the University of Miami. She's dancing 
in a group called "Legacy" that performs 
around Coral Gables. Sam says that 
Dawn is now at NYU and is still design- 
ing clothing with H.A. Nishi (who's 



going to the Fashion Institute of Technol- 
ogy). Both Sam and Dawn are having a 
hard time being apart, but as Sam 
mentioned, it is best for them to achieve 
their own goals. ▼ Speaking of H.A. 
Nishi, I've talked with him and he has 
found an apartment in Manhattan and is 
doing well in his classes. Unfortunately, 
H.A. is having difficulty trying to find 
courses to further his math at F.I.T. and he 
might have to take a class from another 
school in the area. I'm sure we'll see both 
Dawn and H.A. soon on a Paris runway 
at a fashion show! ▼ Julia Davis spent 
her summer working at a ranch in 
Montana with Chris Terry '95. She also 
went to Washington to climb Desolation 
Peak in the Northern Cascades. Julia says 
that she loves Whitman. ▼ During her 
summer, Meta Mason worked at Montana 
State in a microbiology lab. When she 
wasn't working she was involved in a lot 
of hiking and camping. She took a trip to 
California and saw Sandy Padilla, Brandi 
Hall, Astrid Garcia and Jordy Miller. 
Meta also saw Julia a few times over the 
summer because her house is really close 
to the ranch Julia worked at. Meta says 
that Bates is awesome and that she's 
having a blast. At school Meta says she 
has tons of work and spends most of her 
time in the library, but she sees Chris 
Terry '95 and Matt Dow '95 every now 
and then. Meta says hi to everyone! T 
Rachel Lipman is doing great at Trinity. 
Her classes are just as hard, or easier, than 
GDA's. Congrats to Rachel for making 
Trinity's own a-capella group called the 
"Trinstones!" She is one of only three 
freshmen who made the group! Rachel 
says that her room is livable and that she 
gets along with her roommate. If anyone 
would like to visit Rachel, give her a call 
at (860)297-2985. Other than that, Rachel 
has been partying and having a good 
time. ▼ Meghan Earle is currently at 
Skidmore and is playing field hockey for 
most of the time. She keeps in touch 
weekly with Laura Hirsch and Jodi 
Leverone and she has made sure to touch 
base with all of her close friends at least 
once. Although she misses GDA, 
Meghan is having a blast at college. She 
would like to mention that she is positive 
that field hockey will kill soccer in their 
annual scrimmage! ▼ Jodi Leverone 
spent a lot of time with Meghan Earle, 
Laura Hirsch, Deke Fryberg, Adam 
Doorly and Eric Bornhofft this summer. 
They all took a trip to Cape Code for a 
while. Right now, Jodi is at Hamilton. 
She often sees Meghan Earle, Top 



Charanachita, Scott Grenier '96 and Mike 
Shedosky '96. Jodi says that she is 
enjoying herself. ▼ Nicole Suggs reports 
that her summer was kind of boring. She 
worked Reunion Weekend with a bunch 
of other people. Nicole moved from 
Eames to Moody in August and helped 
coach the Nike girl's basketball camp at 
GDA a day later. She co-coached with 
Marlena Mercer '99 and their team went 
3-1. Way to go! Nicole is having fun at 
school and does not seem to have as 
much work as she did at GDA, but she 
believes that more is on its way. Nicole 
has been to a few juggling club meetings 
and found a good job that's definitely 
worth the money (she even gets to drive a 
BMW!). ▼ Piper Gore loves school and 
has joined the Pi Phi sorority where she 
currently resides. She has started a girl's 
lacrosse team that currently has six 
members that play together with ten 
guys. Piper spent her summer giving 
riding lessons, hanging out with Alex 
McHale '98 and being a showgirl in 
Topsfield's production of "Guys and 
Dolls"! If anyone would like to write to 
Piper, her e-mail is piper@uwyo.edu. ▼ 
Melissa Rosen loves Johns Hopkins U. 
She's a cast member with The 
Barnstormer's Theatre Co. and has her 
own radio show. During a week this 
summer while she was interning at the 
Boston Phoenix in the editorial arts section, 
Melissa had a fabulous time going to The 
Muffs, seeing the Lilith Fair, helping with 
interviews and listening to millions of 
CDs. Melissa likes Baltimore, but she 
says she misses Boston. ▼ Lindsay Clark 
went to Hawaii for the first part of her 
summer and had a blast. For the rest of 
the summer she worked at a summer 
camp in Santa Cruz, CA, and had the best 
time because she worked with an 
amazing group of adults. ▼ Jessie 
Gannett loves Keene State College. She is 
having a great time staying out late and 
with no rules! ▼ Mayo Morgan worked 
this summer to earn some cold hard cash 
for college, but she made sure to take a 
couple of vacations, too. She arrived at 
Colby College on August 31st and has 
been having an awesome time. She says 
the parties are great, the classes are 
basically fun and that the students are 
amazing. She has seen Dave Wilkens '95 
and Brad Russell '96. Mayo says hi to 
everyone. ▼ Liz Gould has been busy 
playing varsity field hockey and with her 
classes at Dickinson. She's spoken with 
Meg Withington (who's also at Dickinson 
now) and she seems well. Liz has also 



46 The Archon - Fall 1997 



run into Alissa Antos, who is one of our 
ex-classmates, and she is doing great! Liz 
says that she had a wonderful summer 
teaching sailing at Camp Samoset. T 
Well, it seems everyone is happy so far at 
the start of this school year. I was very 
pleased to have received so many replies. 
Thanks to everyone! I wish you all a 
good fall and we'll see each other soon in 
the winter Archonl 



Remember the Ladies: 
Revolutionary Women Writers 
(Continued from page 23) 

Burke, Helen. "Problematizing American 

Dissent: The Subject of Phillis Wheatley." 

Cohesion and Dissent in America, ed. 

Colatrella, C. et al. Albany: State University 

of New York, 1994. 
Butterfield, L.H et al. The Book of Abigail and 

John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family 1762- 

1784. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 

1975. 
Eberwein, jane Donahue. "Anne Bradstreet" 

Legacy 11:2 (1994): 161 -169. 
Errkila, Betsy. "Revolutionary Women." Tulsa: 

Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 6:2 (Fall, 

1997): 189-222 
Harris, Sharon M. "Judith Sargent Murray 

1751-1820." Legacy 11:2 (1994): 152-158. 
Hoffman, Ronald, Albert, Peter, eds. Women in 

the Age of the American Revolution. 

Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 

1989. 
Kerber, Linda K. Women of the Republic: Intellect 

and Ideology in Revolutionary America. New 

York: W.W Norton and Company, 1980. 
Murray, Judith Sargent. The Gleaner. 

Schenectady: Union College Press, 1992 
Norton, Mary Beth. Liberty's Daughters: The 

Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 

1750-1800. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 

1996. 
O'Neale, Sondra. "A Slave's Subtle War: Phillis 

Wheatley's Use of Biblical Myth and 

Symbol." Early American Literature 21:2 

(1986): 144-158. 
Rich, Adrienne. "Anne Bradstreet and Her 

Poetry." The Works of Anne Bradstreet. 

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967. 
Rogers, Katharine M., ed. The Meridian 

Anthology of Early American Women Writers 

from Anne Bradstreet to Louisa May Alcott, 

1650- 1865. New York: Oxford University 

Press, 1992. 
Sanderson, Jill. Interview. 
Schields, John C, ed. The Collected Works of 

Phillis Wheatley. New York: Oxford 

University Press, 1988. 
Schofield, Mary Anne. "The Happy 

Revolution: Colonial Women and the 

Eighteenth-Century Theater." Modern 

American Drama: The Female Canon. 

Schlueter, J., ed. New York: Associated 

University Press, 1990. 
Scott, Joan, ed. Feminists Theorize the Political. 

New York: Routledge, 1992. 
Shuffleton, Frank. "In Different Voices: Gender 

in the American Republic of Letters." Early 

American Literature 25:3 (1990): 289-302. 
Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. Good Wives: Image and 

Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New 

England 1650-1750. New York: Vintage 

Books, 1991. 
Vella, Michael W. "Theology, Genre, and 

Gender: The Precarious Place of Hannah 

Adams in American Literary History." Early 

American Literature 28:1 (1993): 21-36. 
Warren, Mercy Otis. History of the Rise, Progress, 

and Termination of the American Revolution. 3 

Vols. Boston: 1805. 
Wilcox, Kirstin. "The Scribblings of a Plain 

Man and the Temerity of a Woman: Gender 

and Genre in Judith Sargent Murray's The 

Gleaner." Early American Literature 30 (1995): 

121-144. 



Willard, P. "Entrapment and the Paradox of 
Revolution". American Literature 67:2 (June, 
1995): 233-250. 



The Archon - Fall 1997 47 




Planned Giving 



By: Patricia Tobin Peterman 
Director of Development 

What is "planned giving?" 

In a nutshell, any number of creative acts of philanthropy that help GDA and you and 
your family can be considered planned gifts. With so many stocks trading at such high 
prices and such low dividend yields, now is an excellent time to consider a planned gift. 

For many, planned gifts can be a way to make a significant contribution toward the 
permanent financial well-being of the Academy without sacrificing - and in some cases 
even increasing - current income and benefits to heirs. 

Among the many ways you can support the Academy are: 

• Gifts of stock achieve tax savings in several ways. First, there is no capital gains tax 
on appreciated stock that is transferred to GDA. Second, you receive an income tax 
charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift 
(assuming you have held the stock for longer than 12 months). 

• Charitable remainder trusts can be used to increase your current income and gener- 
ate a current charitable gift tax deduction while providing a generous gift for the 
Academy's future. After you transfer money, stock or other property to a trustee, the 
trustee pays you and /or your spouse income for life. After the lifetime payments 
have been made, the trustee transfers the trust's assets to the Academy to be applied 
toward the particular purpose you designated when you created the trust. 

• Life insurance can be an excellent way to provide a substantial gift for a modest 
annual cash outlay. 

• Our pooled income fund allows you to transfer assets to an account where they will 
be invested together with the funds of others who have made similar life income 
gifts. The benefits to you and to the Academy are similar to those outlined in the 
description of charitable remainder trusts. 

• Bequests remain the most common form of planned gift. By including the Academy 
in your will, you can provide a substantial gift without reducing your flexibility in 
managing or using your assets during your lifetime. 

These examples are by no means comprehensive. I am eager to speak with you and to 
tailor a proposal to your specific circumstances. Please contact me at GDA, 978/465- 
1763 or ppeterman@gda.org. 



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